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Biochemical Treatment of Disease. 

BY ' / 



Twenty-Fifth Edition, in Part Rewritten. 






Copyrighted 1898, 




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Oio It was our intention, and Dr. Schiissler'swish, 

that nothing should go into this translation of the 
Abgekurzie Therapie save what is to be found in 
the original. At his request we waited until the 
25th edition of the German was published, which 
differs materially from preceding editions, and 
have now made our translation in accordance 
with his desire to have what he wrote on the 
subject of biochemistry, nothing more and noth- 
ing less, given to the English-speaking world; 
something, he claimed, that had never been done 
before. The author's death, however, following 
immediately on the completion of his work has 
caused us to so far depart from his request as to 
insert as a preface, a short account of his life and 
to give a fac simile of one of his letters. Other- 
wise the book is a strictly literal translation of 
the 25th edition of his work, and the only author- 
ized translation of this work on Biochemistry 




Our honored master, the founder of Biochem- 
istry, is no more among the living. The wish of 
his many adherents at home and in the wide, wide 
world, that he might be permitted to labor for 
yet many years with his accustomed bodily vigor 
and mental energy in advancing the work of his 
life, has not been fulfilled. Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich 
Schiissler died on March 30th, in consequence of 
an apoplectic stroke. Up to the morning of 
March 14th he had felt in good health, but then 
he had a stroke; he quickly recovered, however, 
so that he was able to finish on the afternoon of 
the following day the last proof of the last sheet 
of the 25th edition of his Abridged Therapy. This 
was fated to be his last work, for the improvement 
did not continue, perhaps the patient himself 
being to blame, as he would in no way spare him- 

* Translated from Mitth. ueber Biochemie^Moy^ 1898. 

8 Obituary. 

self. Soon his condition became so much aggra- 
vated that no one could doubt his approaching 
end, of which he himself was conscious, and the 
approach of which he saw coming with the 
greatest tranquillity. Having been unconscious 
for several days he expired on the evening of 
March 30th. 

In Dr. Schiissler not only his friends and ad- 
herents, but all mankind have lost one of the best 
of men. The value to mankind of the deceased 
as a physician and teacher, posterity will be able 
to appreciate better than the present time, al- 
though even now many signs of appreciation are 
manifested. Dr. Schiissler was not only a learned 
and important man in his own domain, that of 
medicine, but he was also eminent in other 
domains of knowledge. He had a peculiar genius 
for the study of foreign tongues, and was a 
perfect master not only of Latin and Greek, but 
also of French, Italian, Spanish and English. 
His love for comparative philology had induced 
him also to study Sanskrit. 

Through his system of Therapy, Dr. Schiissler 
has become known throughout the civilized world, 
and from all parts of the world patients came 

Obituary. 9 

to him to get his medical advice. But all his 
great successes, much as he enjoyed their recog- 
nition, did not make him proud; he always re- 
mained the plain and simple man he had been 
from his youth. Although he lived in his own 
large residence, in one of the finest streets of Old- 
enburg, his furniture was no richer than that of 
many a citizen in moderate circumstances. Mak- 
ing money was always a very subordinate matter 
with Dr. SchUssler; the main point with him 
was always the cure of his patients and the de- 
velopment of his Therapy. His fees during the 
whole of his medical life were always low, and 
many families, which he for years had been treat- 
ing gratuitously, will miss him bitterly. If he, 
nevertheless, acquired a comparatively large prop- 
erty, this is to be ascribed to his extensive medical 
practice and his very limited personal require- 
ments. That he had a fellow-feeling also for the 
less wealthy among his fellow-citizens is shown 
by the particulars of his last will and testament. 
A prominent feature of Schiissler's character 
was his straightforwardness, which sometimes, 
especially when something was imputed to him 
which he could not reconcile with his views, 

lo Obituary. 

passed over into roughness, and this without re- 
garding whether his opponents were men of dis- 
tinction or common people. Free from the fear 
of man, he went his way without minding whether 
he gave offence on the right hand or on the left; 
and full of conviction of his principles, he de- 
fended his cause against all. He was a man of 
character in every way. Even his opponents, in 
so far as their judgment is unbiased, agree with 
his friends and adherents in the unanimous recog- 
nition of his worth. Those who intimately knew 
and understood Dr. Schiissler, the few whom he 
deemed fully worthy of his confidence, cannot do 
otherwise but say with Hamlet: 

*' He was a man, take him for aU in all, 
I shall not look upon his like again.** 

But little is known as to the life and develop- 
ment of the creator and founder of biochemistry. 
Hardly anything touching it is found in the 
papers he has left behind him, and there are no 
near relatives living — he was unmarried — who 
might give us information. The repeated re- 
quests of his friends to write an autobiography, 
he had always put aside with the utmost decision; 
for while he was fully convinced of the importance 

Obituary. ii 

and scientific exactness of the therapy created 
by him, he was reticent and modest in everything 
touching himself personally. 

Schiissler was born on August 21, 1821, in 
Zwischenalm, in the Grand duchy of Oldenburg, 
and there passed his childhood. He used his 
youth and early manhood to acquire an extensive 
knowledge in various domains of human knowl- 
edge, especially in philology. In this he was 
supported by rare talents, and he could soon suc- 
cessfully act as private teacher. Thus he ac- 
quired the scientific basis for his later studies in 
the universities. Only at a mature age Schiissler 
could carry out his long-desired wish of entering 
a university. • He studied in Paris, Berlin and 
Giessen. And in the latter place, after a study of 
five terms, he acquired his diploma. Then he 
studied three more terms in Prague. 

Besides his studies in the general medical 
branches, Schiissler also took up the study of 
Homoeopathy, in which he later on distinguished 

After the newly-created doctor had also passed 
the examination at the '* Gymnasium'* in Olden- 
burg, and before the Collegium Medicum there. 

12 Obittiary. 

the medical examination required by tlie State, on 
August 14th, 1857, he received the license — 
then still required — of settling as physician in 
Oldenburg. From the first he practised accord- 
ing to the homoeopathic curative system. 

By many successful cures Dr. Schiissler ac- 
quired a great name in the whole country as a 
homoeopathic physician; but far beyond his native 
land he became known as the founder of a new 
curative method, that of biochemistry. 

Incited by the study of the works of Mole- 
schott and Virchow, he began about the year 1872 
to introduce the inorganic substances contained 
in the blood and the tissues and which there act 
as the natural means of function, 'into his prac- 
tice as medical remedies. 

As may appear from the Preface to his funda- 
mental work on Biochemistry, the "Abridged 
Therapy,** he was induced to found his biochemic 
therapy by the following words of Moleschott in 
his * * Circle of Life * * {Kreislauf des Lehens) : 

** The formation of the organs and their ability 
to live, are dependent on the necessary quantity 
of the inorganic constituents. Founded on this it 
is, that the proper valuation of the relation of the 

Obituary, 13 

inorganic substances to the various parts of the 
body, a valuation which neither contemptuously 
disregards other momenta nor is full of extrava- 
gant hopes, promises a glorious future both to 
medicine and to agriculture. It can no more be 
doubted in the face of the facts bearing upon it, 
that the substances which remain behind after 
combustion, the so-called ashy constituents, are 
as essential constituents of the formative basis of 
the tissues, and contribute to determining their 
species just as much as those substances which 
are volatilized at combustion. Without a basis 
that furnishes gelatine there are no bones, and 
just as little can bone be formed without phos- 
phate of lime, or gristle without the cartilage- 
salts, or blood without iron, or saliva without 
calcium chlorate. 

**Man is created from air and earth. The 
activity of plants called him into being. The 
corpse is disintegrated into air and ashes, in order 
that it may unfold new powers in new forms 
through the vegetable kingdom." 

This new therapy has become known through- 
out the world, and there is at this day probably 
no country in which there are not adherents of 



14 Obituary. 

biochemistry, and physicians who put it into prac- 
tice. In the town of Oldenburg, the birth-place 
of the new doctrine, there are at present five 
practising physicians active as representatives of 
biochemistry, and in a Memorial Address, dedi- 
cated to their departed teacher, they proudly call 
themselves his pupils. 

The Abridged Therapy has been widely dis- 
tributed, and translated into several tongues. As 
far as is known there are two translations into 
English, two into Spanish and one into French. 
A third translation into English was being made 
while the author was still living and entirely in 
agreement with his wishes, /. e, , without any ad- 
dition at the hand of the translator, and this will 
be published presently in Philadelphia by Messrs. 
Boericke & Tafel. 

The 25th edition of the Therapy was published 
shortly before the death of the author, and he 
still lived to have the pleasure of distributing a 
number of copies of the same among his col- 
leagues and friends. 

The long-cherished hope of his adherents that 
this new edition might become a jubilee-edition 
has not, we are sorry to say, been realized; for 




Obituary. 15 

sadness fills their hearts instead of joy, mourning 
for their teacher, who died much too soon for 
humanity; and the 25th edition will ever remind 
them of how much they have lost. 

The body of Dr. Schiissler, accompanied by a 
numerous mourning procession, was carried to the 
grave on Tuesday, April 5th, on a sunny, glorious 
spring morning. The atoms which had been 
conjoined together in this great man, not merely 
for joy and for grief, but still more for the ful- 
fillment of high duties, have been restored to 
mother earth. But the labors of his spirit have 
not been in vain, and the most distant genera- 
tions, we fervently believe, will bless the name of 
Schiissler and his work, Biochemistry. 

** The traces of his earthly life 
Even ages shall not wipe away.** 







Dr. Moleschott, Professor of Physi- 
ology in the University of Rome, says in 
his work Kreislauf des Lebens (The 
Cycle of Life) : 

" The structure and vitality of organs 
are conditioned by the necessary amounts 
of inorganic constituents. It is owing to 
this fact that the proper estimation of the 
relation of th-e inorganic substances to 
the various parts of the body, an estima- 
tion which neither proudly disdains other 
momenta nor indulges in extravagant 
hopes for itself, promises to Agriculture 
and to Medicine a brilliant future. In 
view of all the facts bearing on the case, 
it can no more be controverted that the 
substances remaining after combustion — 
the so-called ashy constituents — belong 

i8 Preface. 

just as essentially to the internal consti- 
tution, and thereby to the basis of the 
tissues which gives to them their form 
and determines their species, as do the sub- 
stances volatilized by combustion. With- 
out a basis yielding gelatine, there can 
be no true bone, but just as little can 
there be true bone without bone-earth, 
nor cartilage without cartilage-salts, nor 
blood without iron, nor saliva without 

" Man is generated of earth and air. 
The activity of plants called him to life. 
The corpse is decomposed into air and 
ashes, and through the vegetable world 
it then develops new forces in new forms." 

These words caused me to found a 
biochemic therapy. The little work here- 
with submitted contains its development. 
In mybiochemicaltheraphyonly ii reme- 
dies are used, these being such as are 
homogeneous with the inorganic sub- 

Preface. 19 

stances contained in the blood and in the 
tissues of the human organism. 

Owing to reasons which the reader will 
find on page 35 and those following, these 
remedies must be given in small doses. 

Whenever small doses are mentioned, 
the reader usually at once thinks of 
Homoeopathy; my therapy, however, is 
not homoeopathic, for it is not founded on 
the law of similarity, but on the physi- 
ologico-chemical processes which take 
place in the human organism. By my 
method of cure the disturbances occurring 
in the motion of the molecules of the in- 
organic substances in the human body 
are directly equalized by means of homo- 
geneous substances, while Homoeopathy 
attains its curative ends in an indirect 
way by means of heterogeneous sub- 

Some of my opponents have averred that 
those of my remedies, as Silicic acid and 

20 Preface. 

Calcium phosphate^ etc., which had already 
been used by physicians before biochem- 
istry was established, are on that account 
not biochemical remedies. It would be 
just as correct or rather incorrect to assert 
that all remedies used before Hahnemann 
belong exclusively to allopathy. But the 
truth of the matter is this : 

The principle according to which a 
remedy is selected stamps its impress 
upon it. A remedy selected according to 
the principle of similars is a homoeo- 
pathic remedy, but a remedy which is 
homogeneous with the mineral substances 
of the organism, and the use of which is 
founded on physiological chemistry, is a 
biochemical remedy. A Homoeopath us- 
ing Stlicea unconsciously acts biochemi- 
cally. Silicea cannot produce any symp- 
toms in a healthy person which could 
cause its use in diseases according to the 
principle of similars. Homoeopaths use 

Preface. 2i 

Silicea on account of curative symptoms 
gained empirically. In the same way 
they act with respect to the cell-salts, 
which they used before the establishment 
of biochemistry. 


Oldenburg^ March^ i8g8. 



Blood consists of water, sugar, fat, al- 
bumen, sodium chloride (common salt), 
potassium chloride, calcium fluoride, silicic 
acid {Siltced)^ iron*, lime, magnesia, soda 
and potash. 

The latterare combined with phosphoric 
acid or with carbonic acid and sulphuric 
acid. Sodium salts predominate in the 
serum of the blood, potassium salts in the 
blood-corpuscles. Sugar, fat and the al- 
bumens are the so-called organic constit- 
uents of the blood ; water and the above 
mentioned salts are the inorganic parts. 
Sugar and fat are composed of carbon, 
and hydrogen and oxygen ; the albumens 

^Manganese is not a constant constituent of the 
blood and \% therefore, an insignificant constituent so 
far as the formation of the cells is concerned. 

24 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

consist of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, ni- 
trogen and sulphnr. 

Blood contains the material for all the 
varions tissues, i. ^., the cells of the body. 
This material reaches the tissues through 
the walls of the capillaries, and thus 
makes good the waste in the cells caused 
by the transformation of its substances. 

Sulphur, carbon and phosphorus are 
not found in a free state in the organism, 
but are always found as integral parts of 
organic combinations. Sulphur and car- , 
bon are found in albumen, carbon in the ' 
carbohydrates {e. g.^ sugar and starch) 
and in the products resulting from the 
transformations of organic substances. 

Phosphorus is contained in the lecithins 
and the nucleins. The sulphur contained . 
in the albumen is oxidized into sulphuric 
acid by the inhaled oxygen, and this acid 
then combines with the bases of the car- 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 25 

bonates into sulphates, wHile the carbonic 
acid is set free. - 

The albumen destined to build up new 
cells is split up, through the influence of 
oxygen, within the tissues. The products 
of such a division are the substances 
forming muscles, nerves, gelatine, mucus, 
keratin and elastin. 

The substance which forms gelatine is 
intended for the connective tissue, for the 
bones, the cartilage and the ligaments ; 
the substances forming mucus, muscles 
and nerves are destined for the mucus- 
cells, the muscle-cells, the nerve-cells, and 
the cells of the brain and the spinal mar- 


row ; the keratin is intended for the hair, 
the nails and the cells of the epidermis 
and the epithelium ; the elastin for the 
elastic tissues. While this division takes 
place, mineral substances are set free. 
These serve to cover the deficiencies oc- 
curring in the cells owing to their func- 

26 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

tions or througli pathogenic excitation ; 
they also serve, especially the phosphate 
of lime, to incite the formation of cells. 

Those mineral substances, however, 
which are liberated in consequence of the 
retrogressive metamorphosis of the cells 
leave the organism by the ways ap- 
pointed for excretion, thus forming prod- 
ucts of disintegration. 

During the retrogressive metamor- 
phosis of the cells, their organic sub- 
stances are finally transmuted into urea, 
carbonic acid and water. As these final 
products with the liberated salts leave the 
tissues, they make room for the organic 
substances which have not yet been thus 
transmuted, so that these also may pass 
to their final transmutation. 

The products of retrogression are con- 
veyed through the lymphatics, the con- 
nective tissues and the veins to the gall- 
bladder, the lungs, the kidneys, the 

ConsHtiienis of the Human Organism. 27 

bladder and the skin and removed from 
the organism together with the nrine, 
perspiration, faeces, etc. 

With respect to the significance of the 
connective tissue, we find the following 
in Moleschott : 

"It is one of the noblest fruits of 
modem research, for the acquisition of 
which Virchow and von Recklinghausen 
have cleared the way, that the connective 
tissue has advanced from the indifferent 
part first assigned to it into an unlooked- 
for fruitful activity. That, which formerly 
seemed only intended to fill up or to 
form a protective covering now appears 
to us as the matrix through which the 
most secret currents pass from the blood to 
the tissues and back from these to the 
blood vessels, at the same time serving as 
one of the most important breeding places 
for young cells, which may then be raised 
from their undeveloped youthful form 

28 Constittients of the Human Organising 

into the most special structures of the 

When through means of food and 
drink, properly digested, the blood is com- 
pensated for the losses which it has suf- 
fered from supplying the nutritive 
material to the tissues, and when thus 
there is present in the tissues the nutri- 
tive material in the requisite quantity 
and in the right place, and when there ^ 
no disturbance in the motion of the mole- 
cules, then the building of new cells and 
the destruction of the old cells as well as 
the elimination of waste products pro- 
ceeds normally, and the man is in a state 
of health. 

When a pathogenic irritation touches 
the cell, its function is thereby at first 
increased, because it endeavors to repel 
this irritation. But when, in consequence 
of this activity, it loses a part of its min- 
eral materials for carrying on its func- 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 29 

tion, then it undergoes a pathogenic 
change. Virchow says : " The essence 
of disease is the cell changed pathoge- 

Suppose the functional material lost in 
the contest with the pathogenic irritation 
to be, e. g. , Potassium chloride^ then it has 
also lost a corresponding quantity of 
fibrin, for Potassium chloride and fibrin 
have a physiologico-chemical relation- 
ship. If the cell in its contest with the 
pathogenic irritation has lost Calcium 
phosphate^ it has also lost a corresponding 
quantity of albumen, because Calcium 
phosphate has a similar relation to albu- 
men as Potassium chloride has to fibrin. 
An exudation of fibrin, therefore, presup- 
poses a deficiency of Potassium chloride^ 
and an exudation of albumen presup- 
poses a deficiency of Calcium phosphate 
in the cells immediately contiguous to 
the exudation referrred to. Losses in 

30 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

the other cell-minerals may be deduced 
from their several characteristics which 
may be perused below. 

The cells which have undergone patho- 
genic changes, i, ^., the cells in which 
there is a deficiency in one of their min- 
eral constituents, need a compensation by 
means of a homogeneous mineral sub- 
stance. Such a compensation may be 
made spontaneously, i. ^., through the 
curative effort of nature, whereby the re- 
quisite substances enter the cells from 
their interstices. But if the spontane- 
ous cure is delayed, therapeutic aid be- 
comes necessary. For this purpose the 
required mineral substances are given in 
a molecular form. The molecules enter 
through the epithelium of the cavity of 
the mouth and throat into the blood and 
diffuse themselves in every direction. 
Those molecules which enter the seat of 
the disease enter there into a lively molec- 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 31 

ular motion, which communicates itself 
to the homogeneous substances around. 
These substances enter the cells which 
have undergone pathogenic changes, and 
thence a cure is aflfected. The cells, which 
have been restored to their integrity are 
then able to move again independently 
and thence to eliminate foreign sub- 
stances or in general anything redundant, 
and therefore also any exudations that 
may be present. 

The constitution of the cell depends 
on the constitution of the nourishing soil 
immediately surrounding it, just as the 
prosperous growth of a plant depends on 
the quality of the soil within the reach 
of the fibres of its roots. The agricul- 
tural chemist speaks of ^^ the law of the 
minimum^^ according to which the nutri- 
tive substance of which there is a mini- 
mum in the soil must be supplied as the 
manure required for the plant. The agri- 

3 2 Constittients of the Human Organism. 

cultural chemist uses for this only three 
substances as manures, either nitrogen in 
combination (ammonia) , or Calcium phos- 
phate or potassa. The other nutritive 
substances required by the plant are con- 
tained in suflicient quantities in the soil. 

" The law of the minimum " is also ap- 
plicable to the biochemical substances. 
To give an example : 

In the nourishing soil of the bones in 
a child suffering from rhachitis in con- 
sequence of disturbance in the motion 
of the molecules of Phosphate of lime^ 
there has arisen a deficiency in this salt" 
The quantity of Phosphate of lime in- 
tended for the bones, which cannot 
reach its destination, would become re- 
dundant in the blood, but that it is ex- 
creted with the urine. For the kidneys 
have the function of providing for the 
right constitution of the blood, and, there- 

Constituents of the Human Organism, 33 

fore, of excreting every foreign and every 
redundant constituent.* 

After the disturbance in the molecular 
motion of the nutritive soil in question has 
been equalized by means of minimal doses 
of Phosphate of lime^ the redundant Phos- 
phate of lime may find its way into the 
normal current and the cure of the 
rhachitis may thus be effected. 

The biochemical method supplies the 
curative ejBForts of nature with the natural 
material lacking in the parts affected, i. ^., 
the inorganic salts. Biochemistry en- 
deavors to correct the physiological chem- 
istry when it has deviated from its normal 
state. Biochemistry in a direct mode 

*The liver together with the kidneys have the common 
function of caring for the constant constitution of the 
blood. But despite a normal constitution of the blood 
in general, nevertheless, in the immediate nutritive soil 
of a complex of cells, i. e., in the nutritive fluid between 
the cells, there may arise a deficiency as to a certain salt, 
and a consequent disturbance in the molecular motion. 
This disturbance may prevent the entrance of the re- 
quisite salt from the blood into the cellular interstices. 


34 Constituents of the Human Organism, 

reaches its end, whicli is : supplying a de- 
ficiency. The other curative methods 
which use means which are heterogeneous 
to the substances constituting the human 
organism reach this end in an indirect 

Anyone who will consider without pre- 
judice the end to be attained and the 
ways and means, will come to see that 
the biochemical remedies, when used after 
proper selection, are sufficient for the 
cure of all diseases curable by internal 

Some physicians have asserted that 
the biochemical remedies ought to be 
proved on healthy persons, and their in- 
dications should be derived from the 
symptoms ascertained from such prov- 
ings. But this is altogether erroneous. 
The indications of biochemical remedies 
must be derived from physiological and 
pathological chemistry, t. ^., through the 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 35 

results of their use in the various dis- 

Who can believe, that by giving large 
or small doses of the cell-salts to healthy 
persons, we could cause morbid symptoms 
having any similarity with puerperal 
fever, with typhoid fever, with articular 
rheumatism, with chills and fever, with 
hygroma patellae, etc., etc.? 

The biochemical remedies are used in 
minimal doses. The possibility of the 
action of small doses is manifest from the 
following : 

Nature operates only by means of atoms 
and by means of groups of atoms or 
molecules. The growth of animals and 
of plants is effected by adding new atoms 
or groups of atoms to the molecular 
masses already collected. That infinitesi- 
mal, imponderable particles of substance 
still may operate in the organism, can 
not be contested when we consider that 

36 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

waves of light, which of a certainty are 
also imponderable, nevertheless cause 
molecular motions in the living, green 
parts of plants, by means of which car- 
bonic acid is decomposed into carbon and 
oxygen, and that these same waves on 
photographic plates, as also in the delicate 
membrane of the retina, cause molecular 
motions, which cause the production of an 

The use of small doses for the cure of* 
diseases in the biochemical method is 
a chemico-physiological necessity. If we 
desire to convey into the blood, e. g.^ some 
Glauber's salt, this is eflfected not by giv- 
ing a concentrated solution of it. This 
would only act within the intestinal canal, 
causing a watery diarrhoea, and with these 
evacuations it would leave the organism. 
A diluted solution of Glauber's salt will 
enter the blood from the buccal and 
thoracic cavity and it will also thus enter 

Constituents of the Human Organism, 37 

into the other intercellular fluids, and, ow- 
ing to the peculiarity of the salt, in that 
it attracts to itself water, it will cause the 
withdrawal of the redundant water in the 
tissues into the venous blood, and it will 
thus cause an increase in the secretion of 

Every biochemical remedy must be 
thus attenuated, so that the functions of 
the healthy cells may not be disturbed, 
and yet the functional disturbances pres- 
ent may be equalized. 

In healthy men, animals and plants 
the salts are present in dilutions corre- 
sponding to about the 3d, 4th and 5th 
decimal medicinal dilutions. This may 
appear from the following analysis of the 
blood-cells in the human organism : 

In 1000 grammes of blood-cells we find 
contained the following quantities of in- 
organic matter; 

38 Constttuents of the Human Organism. 

Iron 0.998 

Potassium sulphate 0.132 

Potassium phosphate 2.343 

Potassium chloride 3-079 

Sodium phosphate 0.633 

Soda 0.344 

Calcium phosphate 0.094 

Magnesium phosphate 0.060 

(See Bunge^s Lehrbuch der physiologt- 
schen und Patkologischen Chemie^ "Manual 
of physiological and |5atliological chem- 
istry, p. 219.) 

In 1000 grammes of the intercellular 
fluid (plasma) we find the following quan- 
tities of inorganic matter : 

Potassium sulphate 0.281 

Potassium chloride 0.359 

Sodium chloride 5-545 

Sodium phosphate 0.271 

Soda 1*532 

Calcium phosphate 0.298 

Magnesium phosphate 0.218 

(Vide Bunge Manual.) 

Besides these, the intercellular fluid 

Constituents of the Human Organism, 39 

contains Glauber's salt in minute quanti- 
ties, with fluorine and Stlicea. 

With these analyses compare that of 
milk : 

One litre (rooo grammes) of milk 

contains of inorganic matter the following 

quanties : 

Potassa 0.78 

Soda 0.23 

Lime 0.33 

Magnesia 0.06 

Iron 0.004 

Phosphoric acid 0.47 

Chlorine 0.44 

(Vide Bunge's Manual, p. 97.) 

Milk also contains traces of fluorine 
and Stlicea. 

A litre of milk (1000 grammes = 15,443 
grains) is the average quantity consumed 
daily by a suckling weighing about 6 
kilogrammes. Now, if 6 centigrammes 
of Magnesia are - sufficient to supply the 
daily call for Magnesia in a suckling, 

40 Constituents of the Human Organism, 

how small ought the dose to be to cure a 
neuralgia caused by an infinitesimal defi- 
cit in this salt in a minute part of the 
nervous tissue ? 

The amount of mineral substance con- 
tained in one cell is infinitesimal. By 
weighing, measuring and calculating, the 
physiologian, C. Schmidt, has computed 
that one blood-cell contains about the one- 
billionth part of a gramme of Potassium 
chloride. The one-billionth part of a 
gramme corresponds to about the 12th 
degree of decimal dilution. 

Also allopathic remedies are effective in 
minute doses : Prof. Dr. Hugo Schulz, in 
Greifswalde says: Corrosive sublimate in 
a dilution of one part to 600,000, or even 
up to 800,000, causes a very violent fer- 
mentation, far exceeding the normal, in a 
solution of grape-sugar containing yeast. 
Particulars of this may be found in the 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 41 

Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift ^ Nov. 
4th, 1889. 

In determining the dose of a biochemi- 
cal remedy, the quantity of a morbid 
product cannot be considered as the de- 
termining factor. A very minute deficit 
of common salt may, e. g. cause in the 
cells of the epithelial layer of a serous 
sac a very copious serous exudation, and 
a compensation of molecules of common* 
salt corresponding to this minute deficit 
may cause the reabsorption of this exuda- 

A physician who wishes to use bio- 
chemical remedies can select his dose ac- 
cording to the quantitative relation here 
laid down. 

In my practice I generally use the 6th 
decimal trituration.* In acute cases take 
every hour or every two hours a quantity 

*Ferrufn phosphoricunty Silicea and Calcium fluoride 
I usually ^ve in the I2tli trituration, 

43 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

of the trituration as large as a pea, in 
chronic cases take as much, three or four 
times a day, either dry or in a teaspoon- 
ful of water. 

A milligramme of substance is calcu- . 
lated to contain an average of i6 trillions 
of molecules, the 6th decimal trituration 
should therefore contain about i6 billion 
molecules. This number is more than 
sufficient to equalize the disturbance in 
the molecular motions of the tissues. 

The objection might be made that the 
molecules of the salts given as a medi- 
cine will unite themselves with the homo- 
geneous salts contained in the blood, and 
the intended curative effect will thereby 
become illusory. But to this we should 
answer that the unition dreaded does not 
take place, because the carbonic acid in 
the blood serves as an isolating medium 
to the molecules of the salt. 

The inorganic substances which serve 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 43 

as a means in plants for their nutrition 
and for performing their functions are 
also taken up by them only in minimal 
quantities. Liebig says : " The strong- 
est manuring with phosphates in a coarse 
powder is hardly to be compared in its 
eflfects with a far smaller quantity in an 
infinitesimal state of comminution, which 
causes a particle of the phosphate to be 
present in every part of the soil. A single 
root-fiber requires but an infinitesimal 
quantity of nutriment from the spot where 
it touches the soil, but it is necessary for 
its function and existence that this mini- 
mum should be present in that very 
spot." (See Liebig* s Chemische Briefe 
{Chemical Letters^ , Vol. II, p. 295.) Min- 
erals insoluble in water, if contained with- 
in the sphere of nourishment of the plant, 
must be dissolved by the acid juices con- 
tained in the root-fibres before they can 
enter the organism of the plant. 


44 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

Mineral matter which enters man's 
stomach is exposed to the action of the 
hydrochloric acid contained in the gastric 
juice. If the mineral substance is, e. g.^ 
a salt of iron, then a chloride of iron is 
formed in the stomach. If, therefore, it 
is desired to convey Phosphate of iron 
{Ferrum phosphortcum) to the cells that 
have suffered a pathogenic change, this 
must not enter the stomach. It must 
therefore, be given in a minimal dose; 
the remedy must be so far attenuated, 
that its liberated molecules may be able 
to enter into the blood through the epi- 
thelium of the mouth, the throat and the 
oesophagus and through the walls of the 

All substances indissoluble in water 
must be reduced to at least the 6th degree 
of the decimal scale of attenuation ; sub- 
stances which will dissolve in water can 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 45 

penetrate the above mentioned epithelial 
cells even in a lower attenuation. 

In the 3d edition of the Baeder Alma- 
nach for 1886 we find on p. 121 the follow- 
ing remark : 

"Judging from the results, and from 
the present analysis, the Rilchinger 
Water contains especially also those con- 
stituents with which, according to Dr. 
Schuessler's *' Abridged Therapy," all 
curable diseases are cured by the bio- 
chemical method." 

In the Rilchinger water some mineral 
substances are present in such minute 
quantities that, e. g. , Phosphate of Mag- 
nesia corresponds to the 8th attenuation. 
Potassium chloride to about the 5 th and 
silicic acid to about the 6th decimal at- 

In the Balneologic letters of Prof. 
Beneke we read the following : 

" We would lay especial stress on one 

46 Constituents of the Human Organism. 

relation : This is the degree of concentra- 
tion in which the solutions of salt are of- 
fered to the body. I am convinced that 
many of the most celebrated mineral 
springs aflford their favorable results just 
by the fact that the effective ingredients 
are presented in such a very attenuated 
form, and the experience is very essential, 
that we frequently obtain the most signal 
effects through doses which, according to 
our usual ideas, are very minute. * 

It is better, in prescribing a salt for a 
biochemical purpose, to make the dose 
too small than too large. If it is too 
small, the goal will be reached by repeat- 
ing it ; but if it is too large, the end to be 
gained is wholly lost. 

The motto, ** Much will help much^'* 
rests on a traditional error, which can be- 

* We cannot, however, recommend the use of mineral 
waters from the standpoint of biochemistry. Biochemi- 
cal remedies are to be prescribed singly ; mixtures are in- 

Constituents of the Human Organism. 47 

come harmful by its effects ; e. g.^ large 

doses of iron, after spoiling the stomach, 

are evacuated, unassimilated, with the 

faeces, without touching the disease that 

ought to be healed through iron. 

Those physicians who believe that 

large doses are required, but, at the same 

time, have little confidence in their medi- 
cines, when they themselves fall ill, do 

not take any medicine at all. In dosing 

other people but not themselves with 

their pills and mixtures, they remind us 

of the plantation-lord who said : " Down 

south we raise excellent field-peas; we 

cannot, indeed, eat them ; but they are 

excellent for the negroes." 

48 Iron, 


Iron and its salts possess the property 
of attracting oxygen. The iron contained 
in theblood-corpusles takes up the inhaled 
oxygen, thereby supplying with it all the 
tissues of the organism. The sulphur 
contained in the blood-corpuscles and in 
other cells, in the form of sulphate of 
potassa, assists in transferring oxygen 
to all the cells containing iron and the 
sulphate of potassa. When the mole- 
cules of iron contained in the muscle- 
cells have suflfered a disturbance in their 
motion through some foreign irritation, 
then the cells affected grow flaccid. If 
this affection takes place in the annular 
fibres of the blood vessels, these are 

Iron. 49 

dilated ; and as a consequence the blood 
contained in themes augmented. Such 
a state is called hyperaemia from irritation ; 
such a hyperaemia forms the first stage of 
inflammations. But when the cells aflFected 
have been brought back to the normal 
state by the therapeutic effect of iron 
{Phosphate of iron) then the cells are en- 
abled to cast off the causative agents of 
this hyperaemia, which are then re- 
ceived by the lymphatics in order that 
they may be eliminated from the organ- 

When the muscular cells of the intes- 
tinal villi have lost molecules of iron, 
then these villi become unable to perform 
their functions : diarrhoea ensues. 

When the muscular cells of the intes- 
tinal walls have lost molecules of iron, 
then the peristaltic motion of the intesti- 
nal canal is retarded, resulting in an 

4 . 

50 Iron. 

inertia with respect to the evacuation of 
the faeces. 

From the above, we deduce the follow- 
ing indications for iron : 

When the muscular cells which have 
grown flaccid through loss of iron receive 
a compensation for their loss, the nor- 
mal tensional relation is restored: the 
annular fibers of the blood vessels are 
shortened to their proper measure, the 
capacity of these vessels again becomes 
normal, and the hyperaemia disappears, 
and in consequence the inflammatory 
fever ceases. 

Iron will cure: 

I. The first stage of all inflammations. 

2 Pains ") 

3! Hemorrhages } "^"^^ ^^ hyperemia. 

4. Fresh wounds, contusions, sprains, etc., as 
it removes the hyperaemia. 

The pains which correspond to iron 
are increased by motion, but relieved by 

Phosphate of Magnesia. 51 

In the muscle-cells, iron is found in 
the form of a phosphate; we should 
therefore in therapeutics use Ferrum 


Phosphate of magnesia is contained in 
the blood-corpuscles, in the muscles, in 
the brain, in the spinal marrow, in the 
nerves, in the bones and the teeth. 

When the motion of its molecules in 
the nerves is disturbed, there arise pains, 
also cramps and paralysis. The pains 
thence resulting are usually shooting 
like lightning flashes, or boring; often 
combined with a sensation of constriction 
or alternating therewith; they are at 
times roaming pains. They are amelior- 
ated by warmth and by pressure, aggra- 
vated by a light touch. 

Phosphate of magnesia will cure head- 

*As to the potency, I usuaUy give the I2x trituration. 

52 Calcium Phosphate, _ 

ache, face-ache, toothache and pains in 
the limbs if they are of the kind de- 
scribed above; so also cramps in the 
stomach, pains in the abdomen usually 
radiating from the umbilical region, re- 
lieved by hot drinks, by bending double, 
and by pressing on the abdomen with the 
hand, sometimes accompanied with watery 

It will also cure spasms of various 
kinds ; spasms of the glottis, whooping 
cough, lock-jaw, cramps of the muscles 
of the calves, hiccough, tetanus, St 
Vitus' dance, spasmodic retension of the 
urine, etc. 

Further particulars concerning Mag- 
nesza may be found under " ScROFULOSiS 
AND Tuberculosis." 


Calcium phosphate is found in all cells ; 
it is most abundant in the osseous cells 

Calcium Phosphate. 53 

(osseous corpuscles). It plays a most 
important part in the formation of new 
cells. It therefore serves as a remedy in 
anaemic states, and for the restoration of 
tissues after acute diseases. It is par- 
ticularly applicable in cases where the for- 
mation of bones is delayed, as in rhachitis 
and craniotabes, so also when there is a 
defective ossification of a parietal bone, 
when the fontanels remain open too long, 
etc. It hastens the formation of callus 
in fractured bones, and also hastens den- 
tition. In the latter case it competes 
with Calcium fiuoride. 

When the molecular motion of Cal- 
cium phosphate is disturbed in the epithe- 
lial cells of the serous sacs, there en- 
sues a sero-albuminous eflfusion into these 
sacs. In this way arises the hygroma 
patellae, the hydrops genu, etc. If these 
losses are compensated by minimal doses 

54 Potassium Phosphate. 

of Calcium phosphate ^ihitn the eflfusions 
are reabsorbed. 

When the cells of the epidermis have 
lost Calcium phosphate^ then albumen ap- 
pears on the surface and dries there into 
a crust ; this crust can be made to come 
oflf byv doses of molecules of Calcium phos- 

When the epithelium of a mucous 
membrane is diseased from the loss of 
Calcium, phosphate^ an albuminous secre- 
tion ensues which is cured by Calcium 

Calcium phosphate also cures spasms 
and pains caused by anaemia. Such pains 
are accompanied with formication, or a 
sensation of numbness or cold. 



^Potassium phosphate is contained in the 
cells of the brain, the nerves, the muscles 
and the blood (the blood corpuscles), as 

Potassium Phosphate. 55 

also in the plasma (serum) of the blood 
and in the other intercellular fluids. 

A disturbance in the motions of its 
molecules produces: 

1. In the domain of the cells of 
thought: Despondency, anxiety, fearful- 
ness, an inclination to weep, homesick- 
ness, suspiciousness, agoraphobia, weak- 
ness of the memory and similar ill 

2. In the vasomotory nerves : At first 
a small and frequent pulse, later on it is 

3. In the sensory nerves : Pains with 
sensation of paralysis. 

4. In the motory nerves : Weakness of 
the muscles and the nerves, even to pa- 

5. In the trophic fibres of the Nervus 
sympathicus : Retardation of nutrition 
even to a total cessation thereof in a lim- 

56 Potassium Phosphate. 

ited cellular area, and thence a softening 
and decay of the affected cells. 

All changes in the state of health have 
the characteristic of depression. 

Potassium phosphate cures states of de- 
pression of the mind and of the body, 
hypochondriac and hysterical ill humor, 
neurasthenia, nervous insomnia, spasms 
caused by so-called irritable weakness ; 
also paralyses, septic states, septic hem- 
orrhages, noma, scurvy, scurvy of the 
mouth, phagedenic chancre, carbuncles, 
typhoid fever, and typhous, adynamic 
states ; progressive atrophy of the mus- 
cles ; the round ulcer of the stomach, be- 
cause this is caused by a disturbance of 
the function of the trophic fibres of the 
sympathicus ; so also the alopecia areata 
(not to be confounded with herpes ton- 
surans). Also in the alopecia areata the 
cause is found in a disturbance of the 

Potassium Chloride. 57 

functions of the trophic fibers of the sym- 


(Not to be confounded with Chlorate of Potash K Cl Os. ) 

Potassium chloride is contained in al- 
most all the cells, and is chemically re- 
lated to fibrine. It will dissolve white or 
grayish-white secretions of the mucous 
membranes and plastic exudations. It is, 
therefore, the remedy for catarrhs when 
the secretion has the form described 
above ; it is also the remedy for croupous 
and diphtheritic exudations. It answers 
also to the second stage of inflammation 
in serous membranes when the exudation 
is plastic. 

When the cells of the epidermis lose 
molecules of Potassium chloride in conse- 
quence of a morbid irritation, then the 
fibrine comes to the surface as a white or 
whitish-gray mass. When dried, this 

58 Natrum Muriaticum. 

forms a mealy covering. If the irritation 
has seized upon the tissue under the 
epidermis, then fibrine and serum are 
exuded, causing the aflfected spot on the 
epidermis to rise in blisters. Similar 
processes may take place in and below 
the epithelial cells. 


The water which is introduced into the 
digestive canal in drinking or with the 
food enters into the blood through the 
epithelial cells of the mucous membrane 
by means of the common salt contained 
in these cells and in the blood, for salt 
has the well-known property of attracting 
water. Water is intended to moisten all 
the tissues, i. e. cells. Every cell con- 
tains soda. The nascent chlorine which' 
is split oflF from the Natrum muriaticum 
of the intercellular fluid combines with 

Natrum Muriaticum. 59 

this soda. The Natrum muriaticum aris- 
ing by this combination attracts water. 
By this means the cell is enlarged and 
divides up. Only in this way can cells 
divide so as to form additional cells. 

If there is no common salt formed in 
the cells, then the water intended to 
moisten them remains in the intercellular 
fluids, and hydraemia results. Such pa- 
tients have a watery, bloated face ; they 
are tired and sleepy and inclined to weep. 
They are chilly, suffer from cold ex- 
tremities and have a sensation of cold 
along the spine. At the same time they 
have a strong desire for common salt. 
(The cells deficient in salt cry for salt.) 
The common salt, of which they consume 
comparatively large quantities, does not 
heal their disease, because the cells can 
only receive the common salt in very 
attenuated solutions. 

The redundant common salt present in 


60 Natrum MurtcUicum. 

the intercellular fluid may in such cases 
cause such patients to have a salty taste in 
their mouth (an irritation of the nervus 
glossopharyngeus and the N. lingualis) , 
and the pathological secretions of the 
mucous membranes as also of excoriations 
of the skin may be corrosive (salt-rheum) . 

The common salt acting in the healthy 
epithelial cells of the serous sacs regu- 
lates the passage of water from the 
arterial blood into these sacs. A func- 
tional disturbance of the molecules of 
common salt is followed by a transfusion 
of water into these sacs. If this disturb- 
ance is therapeutically removed by mini- 
mal doses of common salt, then these 
cells are enabled to reabsorb the water 

A disturbance in the molecular motions 
of the molecules of common salt in the 
epithelium of the lachrymal or salivary 

Natrum Muriaticum. 6i 

glands is followed by lachrymation or 

When an irritation affecting a dental 
branch of the trigeminus is transferred by 
means of the secretory fibers of the sym- 
pathicus to the epithelial cells of the 
salivary glands, so as to disturb the 
function of the molecules of common salt 
in these cells, then there is toothache 
with salivation. 

The epithelial cells of the mucous mem- 
brane of the intestinal canal, by means 
of the common salt they contain, effect 
the transfer of the water drunk as a 
beverage into the blood of the vena-portae. 
A disturbance of their function, through 
an irritation foreign to it, causes a re- 
verse current : serum enters into the in- 
testinal canal, causing a watery diarrhoea. 
If the irritation affects at the same time 
the mucous cells of the intestines, there 
arises a diarrhoea of water and mucus. 

62 Natrum Muriaticum. 

The mucin of the mucous cells appears 
on the surface as a glassy, transparent 
mucus. If the mucous cells contain too 
little common salt and too little mucin, 
then the natural secretion of mucus is 
depressed below the normal. 

The carbonic acid contained in the 
blood by its voluminal effect liberates 
chlorine from the common salt contained 
in the epithelial cells of the peptonic 
glands. The soda thus set free combines 
with the carbonic acid and this combina- 
tion passes into the blood, while the 
chlorine liberated combines with hydro- 
gen and, dissolved in water, it enters the 
stomach as hydrochloric acid. Now when 
the epithelial cells of the peptonic glands 
are deficient in salt, and in consequence 
there is no hydrochloric acid formed, 
then the alkaline mucus secreted by the 
superficial epithelium of the mucous mem- 
brane of the stomach increases and we 

Natrum Murtaticum. 63 

have catarrh of the stomach, eventually 
accompanied with vomiting of mucus. 

In consequence of a considerable dis- 
turbance of the function of the common 
salt, serum from the blood may transude 
into the stomach, then there arises 
vomiting of water (water-brash). 

When a number of cells below the 
epidermis contain no common salt, they 
cannot receive the water destined for 
them; then they will raise up the epi- 
dermis in the form of vesicles ; the con- 
tents of these vesicles are dear as water. 

Similar vesicles may rise from a similar 
cause on the conjunctiva. 

There may be simultaneously, though 
in places distant from one another, 
diminished or increased secretions in 
consequence of the disturbance in the 
function of the molecules of common salt ; 
e. g.j there may be catarrh of the stomach 
with vomiting of water or of mucus, and 

64 Sodium Phosphate. 

at the same time constipation from a 
diminished secretion of mucns in the 



Sodium phosphate is contained in the 
blood-corpuscles, in the cells of the mus- 
cles, of the nerves and of the brain, as 
well as in the intercellular fluids. 
Through the presence of Sodium phos- 
phate^ lactic acid is decomposed into car- 
bonic acid and water. Sodium, phosphate 
is able to bind to itself carbonic acid, re- 
ceiving into itself two parts of carbonic 
acid for every volume of phosphoric acid. 
When it has thus bound the carbonic 
acid, it conveys it to the lungs. The 
oxygen flowing into the lungs liberates 
the carbonic acid which is only loosely 
attached to the Sodium phosphate ; the 
carbonic acid is then exhaled and ex- 

Sodium Phosphate. 65 

changed for oxygen, which is absorbed 
by the iron of the blood-corpuscles. 

Sodium phosphate is the remedy for 
those diseases which are caused by an ex- 
cess of lactic acid. It, therefore, answers 
to the diseases of infants, who, having 
been fed to excess with milk and sugar, 
suJ0Fer from redundant acids. The symp- 
toms in such cases are : Sour eructations, 
vomiting of sour, cheesy masses ; yellow- 
ish-green, so-called hacked diarrhoeas ; 
colic, spasms with acidity. 

Uric acid is dissolved in the blood by 
two factors ; the warmth of the blood and 
Sodium phosphate If uric acid is depos- 
ited from its solution in the joints or near 
them, owing to a deficiency of Sodium 
phosphate^ or when it combines with the 
base of Carbonate of soda into urate of 
soda which is insoluble, then there arises 
podagra or acute arthritic rheumatism. 

During an acute attack of podagra the 

66 Calcium Fluoride. 

secretion of uric acid in the urine is 
diminished by just so much as is re- 
tained of it in the diseased parts. 

Sodium phosphate also serves to sa- 
ponify the fatty acids ; it, therefore cures 
those dyspeptic ailments which arise from 
eating fat food, or which are aggravated 

Additional facts concerning Sodium 
phosphate will be found under " ScROF- 

UI.OSIS AND Tuberculosis." 



Calcium fluoride is found in the sur- 
face of the bones, in the enamel of the 
teeth, in the elastic fibers and in the cells 
of the epidermis. A disturbance in the 
motion of its molecules with a consequent 
loss thereof is followed : 

I. By a hard, lumpy exudation on the 
surface of a bone. 

Calduin Fluoride. 67 

2. By a relaxation of elastic fibers ; 
thence an enlargement of the vessels, 
hemorrhoidal knots; relaxation and 
change of position of the uterus, relaxa- 
tion of the abdominal coverings, sagging 
down of the abdomen ; the after-pains are 
deficient, or there may be hemorrhages 
from the uterus. 

3. The Keratin* or horny substance 
exudes from the cells of the epidermis. 
The exudate dries up at once and be- 
comes a crust, firmly adhering to the 
skin ; it thus appears e, g.^ on the palms. 
When the hand thus affected is used, 
chaps and tears in the crusts are formed. 

Besides these diseases. Calcium fluoride 
will cure : 

a. Cephalaematom ; since it causes the 
absorption of the osseous wall. 

b. Hardened exudations, e. g.^ in the 
mammary glands, the testes, etc. 

^Keratin is contained in the epidermis, the hair and 
the nails. 

68 Calcium Fluoride. 

Two explanations may be offered as* to 
the absorption of hardened exudations : 

a, Througb the pressure of the hard- 
ened exudation, the elastic fibers near it 
have lost the ability of performing their 
function. By supplying molecules of 
Calcium fluoride^ the aflfected fibers are 
restored to their integrity and are thence 
enabled to throw off the exudation, which 
is then reabsorbed by the lymphatics. 

b. Through the voluminal action of the 
carbonic acid in the blood, a part of the 
fluorine in the Calcium fluoride is split 
oflF. This detached fluorine combines 
then with nascent hydrogen into hydro- 
fluoric acid, which gradually dissolves one 
molecule of the exudate after the other, 
and these are then received by the lym- 

The sulphuric acid formed by the oxida- 
tion of the albuminous corpuscles may at 

Silicic Acidy Silicea. 69 

times play the part of the carbonic acid 
in liberating the fluorine.* 

fSillilCIC A€II>, (SIIiI€£A). 

Silicic add is a constituent of the cells 
of the connective tissue, of the epidermis, 
the hair and the nails. 

If a suppurative centre is formed either 
in the connective tissue or in a portion of 
the skin, Silicea may be used. 

After the functional ability of the cells 
of the connective tissue, which had been 
impaired by the pressure of the pus has 
been restored to its integrity through a 
supply of molecules of Silicea^ these cells 
are thereby enabled to throw off inimical 
substances (the pus). In consequence, 
the pus is either absorbed by the lym- 
phatics or it is cast out. In the latter 
case there is a so-called spontaneous 
breaking open of the suppurative center. 

Silicea may also cause the absorption 

''^As to the potency, I give the lax trituration. 

^o Silicic Acid^ Silicea. 

through the lymphatics of an eflfusion of 
blood in any tissue. If the reabsorption 
of a sero-albuminous exudation in a ser- 
ous sac cannot be eflfected through Cal- 
carea phosphorica^ then Silicea may be 
used ; for the delay in the absorption may 
also be caused by a deficiency in Silicea 
in the subserous conjunctive tissue. 

Silicea will also cure chronic arthritic- 
rheumatic aflFections, as it forms a soluble 
combination {Sodium silicate^ with the 
soda of the ureate of soda ; this combina- 
tion is then absorbed and removed through 
the lymphatics. For the same reason it 
may also be used in renal gravel. 

Silicea can also restore the perspiration 
of the feet when this has been suppressed, 
and is thus an indirect remedy in diseases 
arising in consequence of such suppres- 
sion {e. g.^ amblyopia, cataract, paraly- 
sis, etc). 

When a number of cells in the con- 

The Sulphates. 71 

junctive tissue are gradually deprived of 
Silicea^ they become atrophied. Such a 
disease is by no means rare in the exter- 
nal meatus auditorius with old people. 
The meatus in such a case is dry and en- 


The sulphuric acid formed during the 
oxidation of the albuminous corpuscles 
would destroy the tissues, if this acid did 
not in its nascent state combine with the 
bases of carbonates of the alkalies (potassa 
and soda) liberating their carbonic acid. 



The action of the Sodium sulphate is 
contrary to that of the Sodium chloride. 
Both, indeed, have the faculty of attract- 
ing water, but the end is a contrary one ; 
the Sodium, chloride attracts the water des- 

*As to the potency, I generally give the I2x trituration. 

72 Sodium Sulphate. 

tined to be put to use in the organism, 
but the Sodium sulphate attracts the water 
formed during the retrogressive metamor- 
phosis of the cells, and secures its elimi- 
nation from the organism. 

The Sodium chloride causes the split- 
ting up of the cells necessary for their 
multiplication ; the Sodium sulphate with- 
draws water from the superannuated 
leucocytes and thus causes their destruc- 
tion. The latter salt is, therefore, a rem- 
edy for leukaemia. Sodium sulphate is a 
stimulant of the epithelial cells and of 
the nerves, as will appear in what fol- 

In consequence of the activity excited 
by Sodium sulphate in the epithelial cells 
in the urinary canals, superfluous water 
with the products of the tissue changes, 
dissolved or suspended therein, flows into 
the kidneys, in order to leave the organ- 

Sodium Sulphate, 73 

ism in the form of urine through the 
ureters and the bladder. 

While the Sodium sulphate stimulates 
the epithelial cells of the biliary ducts, 
the pancreatic ducts and of the intestines, 
it causes the secretion of the excretions 
of these organs. 

Sodium sulphate is also intended to 
stimulate the functions of the nerves of 
the biliary apparatus, of the pancreas and 
of the intestines. 

If the sensory nerves of the bladder are 
not stimulated by Sodium sulphate^ the 
impulse to void urine does not come to 
man's consciousness ; thence there fol- 
lows involuntary micturition (wetting the 

If the motory nerves of the detrusor 
are not stimulated, there results retention 
of urine. 

In consequence of an irregular action 
of the Sodium sulphate on the epithelial 

74 Sodium Sulphate. 

cells and the nerves of the biliary appa- 
ratus, there arises either a diminution or 
an increase of the secretion and excre- 
tion of the bile. 

If the motory nerves of the colon are 
not sufficiently influenced through Sodium 
sulphate^ there arise constipation and flat- 
ulent colic. 

If in consequence of a disturbance in 
the motion of the molecules of Sodium 
sulphate the elimination of the superflu- 
ous water from the intercellular spaces 
takes place too slowly, there arises 
hydraemia, and functional disturbances in 
the apparatus for the secretion of bile 
cause the following diseases : 

Chills and fever, bilious fever, influ- 
enza, diabetes, bilious vomiting, bilious 
diarrhoea, oedema, oedematous erysipelas; 
on the skin, vesicles containing yellowish- 
water, moist herpes, herpes circinnatus, 

Potassium Sulphate. 75 

sycotic excrescences, catarrhs with yel- 
lowish-green or green secretions, etc. 

The state of health of persons suffer- 
ing from hydraemia is always worse in 
humid weather, near the water, and in 
damp, moist under-ground dwellings ; it 
is improved by contrary conditions. 


Potassium sulphate^ which in reciprocal 
action with iron effects the transfer of the 
inhaled oyxgen to all the cells, is con- 
tained in all the cells containing iron , 

Where there is a deficiency as to Potas- 
sium sulphate^ according to the locality 
and extent of the deficiency, the follow- 
ing symptoms may arise : 

A sensation of heaviness and weariness, 
vertigo, chilliness, palpitation of the heart, 
anxiety, sadness, toothache, headache and 
pains in the limbs. These ailments in- 
crease while the person is confined to a 
room, also in the warmth and toward 

76 Potassium Sulphate. 

evening, and they are relieved in the 
open, cool air. 

There ensnes a desquamation of cells 
of the epidermis and the epithelium, 
which have been loosened from their con- 
nection because they were not sufficiently 
provided with oxygen. The scaling oflF 
of these epithelial cells is followed by 
catarrhs with a secretion of yellow mucus. 

Therapeutically, Potassium sulphate an- 
swers to the process of desquamation which 
takes place after scarlatina, measles, ery- 
sipelas of the face, etc. 

It also cures laryngeal catarrh, and 
catarrhs of the bronchia, of the conjunc- 
tiva, of the mucous membrane of the 
nostrils, etc., where the secretion has the 
above mentioned characteristics ; also a 
catarrh of the stomach, when the tongue 
has a yellowish mucous coating ; also a 
catarrh of the middle ear and renal 

Calcium Sulphate. 77 

Potassium sulphate effects the access of 
oxygen, and this hastens the formation of 
new cells of the epidermis and of the 
epithelium, whereby the cells that have 
been loosened from their connection are 
thrown off. 

Also in inorganic nature, sulphates and 
iron serve for the transfer of oxygen. 
When in the surface layer of the earth a 
sulphate and any oxide of iron come into 
contact with organic substances undergoing 
decomposition, they surrender their oxygen 
and form sulphuret of iron. This may 
be again decomposed through the access 
of new oxygen, so that sulphuric acid and 
some oxide of iron will be formed, which 
under suitable conditions will again trans- 
fer their oxygen. 


In Moleschott's Physiologie der Nah- 
rungsmittel (Physiology of nutriments) 

78 Calcium Sulphate. 

Calcium sulphate is enumerated as a nutri- 
ment. This work was published as long 
ago as the year 1859. Since that time 
many views have been corrected. 

In Bunge's Manual of Physiological 
and Pathological Chemistry, which ap- 
peared in the year 1887, Calcium sulphate 
is found only in analyses of the bile and 
only in two of these, while it is not found 
in two others (pp. 189, 190). 

On page 23 of his Manual, Bunge says 
of sulphur : "It enters into the bodies 
of animals chiefly in the form of albu- 
men, and, after the decomposition and 
oxidation of albumen, it issues again for 
the most part in the highest stage of oxi- 
dation, as sulphuric acid. In this form, 
in combination with alkalies, it leaves the 
animal body to begin its cycle anew." 

Sulphuric acid is thus combined in the 
body, not with earths, with calcium and 

Calcium Sulphate. 79 

magnesium, but with alkalies, with potassa 
and soda. 

Calcium sulphate has, indeed, been suc- 
cessfully used in many diseases, (in sup- 
purative processes, and in affections of the 
skin and of the mucous membrane) ; but 
as it may be seen from the above quota- 
tions that it does not enter into the con- 
stant constitution of the organism, it 
must disappear from the biochemical 

Instead of it Sodium phosphate and 
Silicea are to be considered. 

The inorganic substances found in the 
blood and in the tissues suffice for the 
cure of all diseases that are at all curable. 

Chronic diseased states, produced by 
the abuse of medicines, such as quinine, 
mercury, etc., can be cured by minimal 
doses of cell-salts. 

The symptoms determine the choice of 
the remedies. 

8o Calcium Sulphate, 

While the above mentioned diseases 
caused by medicines can be cured with 
cell-salts, acute cases of poisoning with 
arsenic, phosphorus, etc., must, of course, 
be treated according to the well-known 
principles that have reference thereto. 

Several physicians h'ave asserted that 
the organic combinations found in the 
human organism must also be received 
into the biochemical therapy. But this 
idea is founded on error, as I shall en- 
deavor to show. 

Biochemical therapy is, as we have 
already indicated above, an analogue to 
agricultural chemistry. If a plant pos- 
sesses the inorganic substances naturally 
belonging to it, it is able to form of itself 
all the organic combinations which its or- 
ganism needs. We do not manure the 
plants with grains of chlorophyllum in 
order that we may cause their leaves to 
become green, for we know that the iron 

Calcium Sulphate. 8i 

contained in the plants will provide the 
green for the leaves. We do not mannre 
with lecithin, nuclein, etc., to provide the 
plants with these combinations of phos- 
phorus; if necessary, we manure with 
phosphate of lime. The plant takes from 
the calcium phosphate the phosphoric 
acid, and combines this with the sub- 
stances present within them which are 
necessary for the formation of lecithin, 
nuclein, etc. 

If anyone should assert that agricul- 
tural or horticultural chemists are mis- 
taken in thinking that three kinds of 
manure are sufficient, and should say, 
that all the organic substances found in 
plants must be considered in providing a 
manure, e.g,^ chlorophyllum, gum, resin, 
oil, starch, grape-sugar, malic acid, etc., 
one would merely smile at *^ Daniel come 
to judgment." 

If the human organism contains organic 

82 Calcium Sulphate. 

nutriments, such as albumen, fat and 
carbohydrates, together with the proper 
inorganic cell-salts, in sufficient quantities 
in the right place, then, through the in- 
fluence of oxygen and in consequence 
of decompositions and S3mtheses, all the 
necessary organic combinations will arise, 
and the individual in question will be in a 
state of health. 

Syntheses, which were formerly thought 
to be a peculiar privilege of the vegetable 
kingdom, take place as well in the human 
and animal organisms. 

Among those who think that organic 
substances should also be received into 
my biochemical system is also Dr. Ring 
of Ward's Island, New York. He finds 
fault with me, because I have not received 
the original combinations of organic sub- 
stances into my system. He says among 
other things: "Organic substances, like 
keratin, tjrrosine, creatine, creatinine, etc., 

Calcium Sulphate. 83 

are normal constituents of those sub- 
stances in which and upon which cancer- 
ous swellings are formed, and we are 
therefore justified in supposing that, if 
rightly prepared and rightly chosen, they 
should exert a specific action on the tis- 
sues related to them." 

This is in part true, but for the greater 
part erroneous. It is true that keratin is 
a normal constituent of some tissues ; but 
it is not correct to say that creatine and 
creatinine are constituents of the tissues ; 
they are merely contained in them as the 
products of the retrogressive metamor- 
phosis of the cells. All organic combina- 
tions which, like creatine, creatinine, urea, 
uric acid, etc., are excreted in normal 
urine are to be considered as the final 
stages of the oxidation of organic nutri- 
ments. As to their uselessness to the 
human organism, they may be compared 

84 Calcium Sulphate. 

with the resin which is excreted by some 
plants as a product useless for them. 

The idea that we might cure a diseased 
tissue with a related sound tissue is curi- 
ous. The cartilaginous tissue is related 
to the mucous tissue. Natrum muri- 
attcum is the functional agent in each of 
them. Now would any one cure a coryza, 
a disease of the mucous tissue that may 
be cured by means of Natrum murzattcum^ 
with a preparation of cartilage ? 

A number of years ago, Dr. Constan- 
tine Hering had the idea of proving the 
homy tissue as a remedy. He and his 
friends prepared Castor equorum^ the homy 
excrescence on the legs of horses, and 
proved it both on horses and on men. In 
the list of symptoms we find the statement : 
"An old decrepit horse became 20 years 
younger." Despite this symptom which 
promised so much, and which stamps 
Castor equorum as something analogous 

Calcium Sulphate. 85 

with the wonderful mill which is to make 
old women young again, the remedy has, 
nevertheless, sunk into oblivion. 

Dr. Ring and his associates are having 
the substances above-mentioned prepared, 
and will try their effects on healthy per- 
sons. Their undertaking will give rise to 
manufactories of symptoms. We shall 
probably hear of very amusing symptoms. 

If the chemico-physiological views of 
these gentlemen were a little clearer, they 
would see that their undertaking is a use- 
less diversion. 

If they should, e.g.^ use lecithin, they can 
at most discover the effects of a phosphate ; 
if they should make provings of keratin 
which is very rich in sulphur, they can at 
most find out the effects of a sulphate. 
Why roam afar, when biochemistry 
already contains five phosphates and two 
sulphates ? 

If an inorganic salt is abundantly ex- 

86 Calcium Sulphate, 

creted in the urine, then, owing to a dis- 
turbance in the molecular motion, there 
will be found a deficiency as to the same salt 
in the immediate nourishing soil of some 
cellular domain, and a homogeneous salt 
is indicated as the remedy {vide Rhachitis, 
p. 32) ; a minimum in the nourishing soil is 
always a cell-salt, never an organic sub- 
stance, therefore, organic substances are 
excluded from our remedies. Whoever 
may doubt this, can try whether any dis- 
ease can be cured through the molecules 
of gelatin, mucus, tyrosine, elastin, fat, 
sugar, etc. The result will ever be a 
negative one. 

For the construction and preservation 
of the human organism, the following 
substances are required: Oxygen, fat, 
albumen, a gelatinous substance, mucin, 
keratin, elastin, haemoglobin, lecithin, 
nuclein, cholesterin, water and inorganic 

Calcium Sulphate, 87 

Albumen forms the chief constituent 
of the plasma of the blood and of the 
lymph ; it is contained in the muscular 
fibers, the cylinders of the axis of the 
nervous fibers and in the protoplasma of 
all cells. The organic frame of the bones, 
the cartilage, the fascia and the connec- 
tive tissue consist of a gelatinous substance. 
Mucin is contained in the epithelial cells 
of the mucous membranes. Keratin is 
the organic basis of the epidermis, the 
hair and the nails ; elastin is the basis of 
the elastic fibers. 

The gelatinous substance, mucin, ker- 
atin and elastin, are products of the split- 
ting up of albumen under the influence 
of oxygen. ' 

The haemoglobin of the blood-cells is 
the combination of a corpuscle of albu- 
men with haematin, a corpuscle containing 

Lecithin and nuclein arise from albu- 

88 Calcium Sulphate. 

meiij fat and a phosphate, through a 
change of position of the molecules. 

Whatever other organic and inorganic 
constituents may be found in the tissues 
are merely the products of the retrogres- 
sive metamorphosis of the cells and of the 
decomposition of the albumen ; they are 
substances which must be eliminated 
through the activity of the cells. 

Among these products of the retrogres- 
sive metamorphosis of the cells are also, 
as before said, creatine and creatinine ; and 
among the products of the decomposition 
of albumen we find tyrosine, leucin, etc. 

The albumens and the fats are means 
of supply and sources of power ; oxygen, 
carbohydrates and gelatin (not to be con- 
founded with the substances supplying 
gelatin) are also sources of power; the 
inorganic salts are means of supply and 
regulators of the functions. 

Equalization of functional disturbances 

Calcium Sulphate, 89 

is synonymous with the restoration of 
health. This end is sought for in the 
biochemical method only through inor- 
ganic salts. 

The hope of Dr. Ring and his associates, 
that they may effect cures by means of 
keratin, creatine, etc., is founded on an 
illusion, which disappears when viewed in 
the light of physiology. 

go Fevers, 



Fever is intended to eflfect the removal 
of the exciting agents of the disease, 
as also of its products. During fever the 
changes in the substances of the tissues 
are increased. By means of the frag- 
ments (scoriae) resulting from the retro- 
gressive transformation of the cells, both 
the exciting agents and the products of 
the disease are removed from the tissues 
and eliminated through the excretory 
channels. In such a way nature may ef- 
fect a cure. But such a cure does not 
always ensue; therefore therapeutic aids 
are expedient. But whenever fever is de- 
pressed by means of antipyrin, anti- 
febrin, quinine, etc., the changes in the 

Fevers. 91 

substances and thereby also the cure are 
delayed. Nevertheless, this is done by 
many physicians ; but such action is op- 
posed to nature. The fact that despite of 
such an unnatural treatment many per- 
sons escape with their lives, simply shows 
that it takes a good deal to kill even a 
sick person secundum artem. Sometimes, 
of course, the effects are mischievous. So 
I read a short time ago in a paper 
from Southern Germany that a patient 
who had only had a slight attack of 
pneumonia had died, after his fever had 
been repressed by too large a dose of 
quinine. This case, which reminds us of 
the son of the sexton of Tweedledum, 
who could not digest opium, proves that 
the descendants of Dr. Eisenbart are not 
all dead as yet. 

With respect to the biochemical treat- 
ment of fever, Ferrum. phosphoricum cor- 
responds to inflammatory fever, since it 

92 Exudations and Transudations. 

cures the exciting hyperaemia, which 
causes inflammatory fever. (See the 
Characteristics of the Effects of Iron, on 
page 48 .) 

The fever which accompanies typhus, 
the puerperal fever and acute rheumatism 
of the joints diminish in proportion as 
these diseases are cured under the in- 
fluence of Kali phosphoricum^ Natrum 
phosphortcuniy etc. 


Exudation of fibrine: Kali chloratum, 

** ** albumen: Calcarea phosphorica. 

** ** clear water: Natrum muriaticum, 

*' '* yellowish water: Natrum sul- 


Exudation of mucus: Natrum muriaticum. 

When the exudation becomes smeary 
and fetid : Kali phosphoricum. 

If an exudation of mucus becomes 
yellowish (yellow mucus), then Kali sul- 
phuricum will answer. 

InflammcUion of the Serous Membranes. 93 

A phlegmonous inflammation of the skin 
or of the subcutaneous connective tissue 
requires Natrum phospkortcum. If a sup- 
purative center is developed, Silicea is to 
be used, which sometimes effects the re- 
absorption of the pus, but in most cases 
causes the breaking of the abscess out- 
wardly and thus effects a cure. 

If the pus becomes fetid. Kali phos- 
pkortcum should be used ; if indurations 
remain. Calcium fluoride is to be used. 









Ferrum phospkortcum corre- 
sponds to the first stage. For 
further indications see exuda- 


In the stage of hyperaemia : Ferrum 
phosphoricum. For further indications 

94 Articular Rheumatism, 


Natrum phosphoricum dissolves the 
uric (SJOflf accumulated in the affected parts, 
and thus makes it innocuous. It is then 
eliminated, together with the uric acid it 
has taken up, through the channels in the 
organism through which the transmuta- 
tions of the substances are effected. 

Deposits of urates requires Silicea. 
See the characteristics of Silicea^ p. 69. 

With respect to muscular rheumatism, 
see what is stated under the heading: 
" Pains in the Neck, Back and Limbs." 


The remedies corresponding to inflam- 
mation of the kidneys^ are Ferrum phos- 
phoricum^ Kali chloratum and Natrum 

The remedies corresponding to Albumin- 
uria are Kali sulphuricum^ Calcarea phos- 

Puerperal Fevers. 95 

phorica^ Kali phosphoricum and Natrum 
muriaticum. The accompanying symp- 
toms and the constitutional state of the 
patient must decide in the choice of the 

Albuminuria after scarlatina, requires 
Kali sulphuricum. The epithelial cells 
of the uriniferous tubes, while in a healthy 
state, resist the pressure of the albumen 
of the blood, it is only the diseased cells 
which allow albumen to enter the urinif- 
erous tubes. The epithelium mentioned 
may be diseased, owing to a lack of a 
sufl&cient supply of oxygen, or owing to 
their premature decay, or owing to the 
delay in the division and new formation 
of cells. 

Silicea will prevent the formation of 
renal gravel. 


The specific remedy in this disease is 
Kali phosphoricum. 

96 Typhus and Typhoid. 


The specific remedy is Kali phosphoric 
cum. In cases of deep stupor Natrum 
muriaticum is indicated as an accompany- 
ing remedy. 


When in an acute disease, accompanied 
with fever (diphtheritis, scarlatina, small- 
pox, etc.), sopor, dryness of the tongue, 
watery vomiting, etc., set in, Natrum 
muriaticum is useful. When the teeth 
show a brown coating, the evacuations 
have a cadaverous fetor, attended with 
septic hemorrhages. Kali phosphoricum 
will answer. 


The form which appears most fre- 
quently, the so-called catarrhal form, with 
slight swelling and a greyish-white exuda- 
tion, diUSw&cs to Kali ch (or atum. With con- 
siderable swelling and an abundant white 

Croup, 97 

exudation, which frequently also covers 
the uvula, Calcarea phosphorica is the suit- 
able remedy. When the exudation on the 
swollen tonsils is yellow, Natrum phos- 
phorzcum is indicated. 

If gangrene appears. Kali phosphort- 
cum should be used. This remedy will 
also cure the paralytic states which fre- 
quently appear after diphtheria has run 
its course : a nasal voice, strabismus, etc. 

The simultaneous use of lime-water, 
ice, carbolic acid, etc., is altogether ob- 
jectionable, as also wrapping in wet 
cloths to produce perspiration. These 
means exhaust the strength of the patient. 
Children sometimes die from this weak- 
ness, as frequent experience has shown. 



In pseudo-croup. Kali chloratum is 
indicated; in genuine croup, Calcarea 

98 Croup, 

Owing to the specific relation existing 
between Calcarea phosphorica and albu- 
men, molecules of this phosphate combine 
with the albuminous molecules of the 
lower surface of the croupous exudation 
adhering to the mucous membrane. In 
consequence of this process, the exudation 
separates from the mucous membrane. 
This separation of the exudation from 
the mucous membrane may be hastened 
by alternate doses of Calcarea phosphorica 
and of Kali sulphuricum. The latter 
transmits oxygen from the blood (see p. 
75), and the oxygen favors the formation of 
new epithelial cells from the albumen 
separated from the croupous exudation. 
The molecular motions taking place dur- 
ing this process hasten the separation of 
the exudation 

The alternate use of Calcarea phos- 
phorica and Kali sulphuricum is also in 
place in diphtheria with a white exudation. 

Dysentery. 99 


Ferrum phosphoricum and Kalium 
chloratum are in most cases sufficient. If 
delirium and distension of the abdomen 
set in, and the evacuations have a 
cadaverous smell, Kali phosphoricum is 
suitable. This remedy also answers 
when a copious quantity of pure blood is 
discharged, without any signs of putridity. 

Spasmodic abdominal pains, relieved by 
pressure and by doubling up, require 
Magnesia phosphorica. 


In light cases, Ferrum phosphoricum 
and Kalium chloratum are sufficient. 
The remedy suitable to severe cases will 
be found by considering what is said un- 
der the head of Diphtheria and Typhoid 
AND Adynamic Symptoms. 

Kali sulphuricum corresponds to the 
dropsy appearing after scarlatina. 

lOO Smallpox. 

Kalium chloratum should be used in 
the beginning. If the pustules show pus, 
Natrum phosphoricum will be suitable. 
If symptoms of adynamia and decomposi- 
tion of the blood arise, Kali phosphoricum 
should be given. In confluent pustules, 
Natrum muriaticum is required. 

The accompanying symptoms will in- 
dicate the remedy : Ferrum phosphori- 
cum^ Kalium chloratum^ Kali sulphuri- 
cum and Natrum muriaticum are chiefly 
to be considered. 


The remedy in influenza is Nattum 
sulphuricum (see the characteristic of this 
salt, p. 71.). 

The cases of influenza which I treated 
with Natrum sulphuricum showed no after- 
effects. The diseases left in cases where 

Pains of the Head and Face. loi 

other physicians had treated influenza 
with other remedies were of such a nature 
that they were covered by the sphere of 
Natrum sulphuricum^ therefore they 
could be cured with this remedy. 

PAINS OF Tn£ H£AD A]¥I> FA€£. 

Stitches, or pressure or beating, in- 
creased by shaking the head, by stooping 
and, in general, by every motion : Ferrum 

Pains, accompanied by heat and redness 
of the face : Ferrum phosphoricum. 

Pains, with vomiting of bile : Natrum 

Pains, with vomiting of transparent 
mucus or water: Natrum m^uriaticum. 

Pains, with vomiting of food : Ferrum 

Pain, with retching up of white mucus : 
Kalium ckloratum.. 

Quick, shooting, lancinating pains, in- 

I02 Pains of the Head and Face. 

termittent, and varying in their location : 
Magnesia phosphorica. 

Pains in pale, sensitive, irritable per- 
sons : Kali pkosphoricum. 

Paroxysms of pain, followed by great 
debility : Kali pkosphoricum. 

Pains which are aggravated in a warm 
room and in the evening, but aye relieved 
in the open, cool air : Kali sulphuricum. 

Paius, accompanied by the simultane- 
ous appearance of small nodules, the size 
of a pea, on the scalp : Silicea. 

Pains, attended with a coating of clear 
mucus on the tongue and sluggish evacu- 
ations : Natrum muriaticum. 

Pains, attended with a copious flow of 
acrid tears : Natrum muriaticum. 

Disguised intermittent fever, appearing 
as neuralgia of the head or face : Natrum 
sulphuricum and eventually Natrum 

The headaches of children are, as a 

Scalp. 103 

rule, quickly cured by Ferrum phosphor^ 

Pains, with formication and a sensation 
of coldness or numbness : Calcarea phos- 


The external application of Natrum 
muriaticum is useful in scab-head and in 
the falling out of the hair. 

Alopecia areata : Kali phosphoricum. 

Herpes tonsurans : Natrum sulphuri- 


Kali phosphoricum is the answering 
remedy. If disturbances of vision re- 
main, Magnesia phosphorica is indicated. 

Hydrocephaloid : Calcarea phosphorica. 

Chronic hydrocephalus : Calcarea phos- 

Cephalsematom : Calcarea fluorata. 

Craniotabes : Calcarea phosphorica. 

104 Delirium Tremens. 

When the fontanelles remain open too 
long: Calcarea phosphorica. 

If in any of these diseases there is diar- 
rhoea with a cadaverous stench, Kali 
phosphoricum must be given as an inter- 
mediate remedy. 

Apoplexy: Silicea. 


Most cases of this ailment are rapidly 
cured by means of Natrunt muriaticum. 
If this should fail, Kali phosphoricum 
should be given. 


If vertigo is caused by a rush of blood, 
Ferrum phosphoricum should be given ; if 
it is nervous, it will be cured by Kali 
phosphoricum. If there are any gastric 
troubles attending it, the coating of the 
tongue must be considered. 


Pains caused by hyperaemia, noises in 

Ears. 105 

the ear, and difficulty in hearing, require 
Ferrum phosphoricum. 

In nervous affections. Magnesia phos- 
phorica^ Calcarea phosphorica or Kali phos- 
phoricum should be chosen, bearing a 
proper regard to the individualities. 

Inflammatory swelling, closing the 
meatus auditorius extemus : Silicea. 

Discharge of thin, yellow fluid : Kalt 

Discharge of thick pus : Silicea^ 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

Ilardness of hearing, due to a swelling 
and to catarrh in the Eustachian tube 
and of the tympanic cavity: Kalium 
chloratum^ Natrum muriaticum. 

If there is reason to think that hard- 
ness of hearing is caused by indurated 
exudations in the interior ear, Silicea and 
Calcarea fluorata should be given. 

Mumps : Kalium chloratum^ and if 

io6 Toothache, 

there is copious salivation, Natrum mur- 


Pains, attended with salivation or lach- 
rymation : Natrum muriaticum. 

Pains, with a swelling of the gums and 
cheek : Kalium chloratum ; if this is in- 
sufficient: Silicea ; if the swelling is 
hard like bone : Calcium fiuorata. 

Pain, which quickly changes its loca- 
tion, is intermittent, and is alleviated by 
warmth : Magnesia phosphorica. 

Pain which is alleviated by pressure 
and worse when lightly touched : Mag- 
nesia phosphorica. 

Pain which grows worse in a warm 
room and in the evening, but is alleviated 
in the open, cool air : Kali sulphu7'icum. 

Hot cheeks, with increase of pain by 
warm drinks, alleviated by cold drinks : 
Ferrum phosphoricum. 

Ailments During Teething zvilh Children. 107 

If the gums bleed or have a bright red- 
dish border : Kali phosphoricum. 

If the painful tooth is loose, and its 
surface painful to the slightest touch : 
Calcarea fluorata. 

WITH €mL.I>R£]V. 

Calcarea phosphorica and more espe- 
cially Calcarea fluorata^ assist the coming 
through of the teeth. 

When there is fever : Ferrum phosphor- 

Spasms with fever : Ferrum phosphoric 

Spasms without fever : Magnesia phos- 
phorica and Calcarea phosphorica. 

Inflammation of the eyes : Ferrum 


phosphoricum and Calcarea phosphorica. 

Slavering : Natrum muriaticum. 

Spasm of the larynx 2 Magnesia phos- 
phorica . 

io8 Eyes. 

Spasmodic cough : Magnesia phosphor- 

Spasm of the bladder : Magnesia phos- 

Diarrhoea, vide DiarrhcEA. 

Blepharitis ciliaris : Kalium chloratum^ 
Nairum phospkoricum. 

Styes, nodules, induration of the lids : 
Siliceay Calcarea fluorata. 

Hypersemia of the conjunctiva without 
any secretion : Ferrum phospkoricum. 

When the secretion is white, grayish- 
white : Kalium chloratum. 

When the secretion is watery mucus : 
Natrum muriaticum. 

When the secretion is yellow mucus : 
Kali sulphuricum. 

When the secretion is thick yellow, 
like pus : Natrum phospkoricum^ event- 
ually Silicea. 

Eyes. 109 

When the secretion is yellowish green : 
Natrum sulphurzcum. 

When the secretion is like cream : 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

Inflammation of the eyes of the new- 
bom : Chief remedy, Natrum phosphori- 
cum ; other biochemical remedies accord- 
ing to the secretion (to be given inter- 
nally and also for squirting into the 
eyes) . 

Inflammation of the eyes in scrofulous 
persons: Chief remedies, Natrum phos- 
phortcum and Magnesia phosphorica. 

Trachoma : Kalium chloratum. 

Inflammation of the cornea: Kalium, 
chloratum^ if the exudation is whitish- 
grey ; Calcarea phosphorica^ if it is white ; 
Natrum phosphoricum^ if it is yellow. 

Vesicles on the cornea : Natrum muri- 

Flat ulcer on the cornea : Kalium chlor- 

no Eyes. 

Deep ulcer : Silicea. 

Spots on the cornea : The spot is to be 
syringed several times a day with an at- 
tenuation of Natrum murzattcum. The 
molecules of Natrum murzattcum^ adher- 
ing to the spot affected, produce, through 
their power of absorbing moisture, a 
gradual thorough moistening of the spot, 
and thence it will melt away. 

Hypopyon : Silicea, 

Inflammation of the iris : Kalium 
chloratum^ Natrum muriaticum. 

Inflammation of the retina : Ferrum 

Retinal exudation : Kalium chloratum. 

Photophobia after over-exertion, without 
any other symptoms : Kali phosphoricum.. 

Fiery sparks before the eyes : Natrum 
phosphoricum^ Magnesia phosphorica. 

Spasmodic strabismus : Magnesia phos- 
phorica ; when caused by worms: Natrum 

Cauity of the Mouth. iii 

Strabismus after diphtheria : Kali phos- 
phor icum. 

Nervous asthenopia : Kali phosphori- 

Hydraemic asthenopia : Natrum muri' 

Violent boring pains in the eye, as a 
purely nervous aflfection : Magnesia phos- 
phorica; as a rheumatic aflfection : Na- 
trum phosphoricum ; as an arthritic aflfec- 
tion: Silicea. 

Pains in the eyes with lachrymation, 
appearing daily at set times : Natrum 


Catarrhal inflammation of the mucous 
membrane covering the soft palate the 
tonsils and the pharynx : 

When redness and violent pain are 
present : Ferrum phosphoricum. 

When there is a ^ white exudation : 
Kalium chloratum. 


112 Cavity of the Mouth. 

When the exudation is golden yellow : 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

When there is a transparent frothy 
mucus : Natrum muriaticum. 

Angina tonsillaris : Natrum pkosphorz- 
cum; to chronic swelling of the tonsils 
corresponds : Magnesia pkospkortca. 

Inflammation of the uvula : Natrum 

Inflammation of the tongue: If the 
tongue is greatly swollen and dark red : 
Ferrum phosphoricum. Should suppura- 
tion set in : Silicea. For induration : 
Calcarea fluorata. 

Cancrum oris and scurvy : Kali phos- 

Gums : If the gums are pale, Calcarea 
phosphorica is most suitable. If the gums 
have a bright red border^ Kali phosphori- 
cum is indicated. The latter also answers 
when the gums bleed. 

Coating of the tongue: For a white 

Cavity of the Mouth. 113 

coating, not mucous, Kalium chloratum is 
suitable. If the coating is mucous and 
on the edges of the tongue there are mi- 
nute bubbles of mucous saliva : Natrum 

If the tongue is clean and moist: 
Natrum muriaticum. 

If the tongue has a dirty, brownish- 
green coating, attended with a bitter 
taste : Natrum sulphurzcum. 

If the tongue is, at it were, spread over 
with liquid mustard, attended with an 
offensive odor from the mouth : Kali phos- 

Coating, golden yellow and moist: 
Natrum, pkospkoricum. 

When the tongue has a yellow mucous 
coating : Kali sulphuricum. 

The influence of the coating of the 

tongue in determining the choice of the 

remedy does not extend to the affections 

of all the tissues ; but it is to be regarded 

114 Vomiting. 

in those cases whicli I have pointed out in 
this treatise. If any one suflFering from 
chronic catarrh of the stomach has some 
other (acute) disease added thereto, the 
coating of the tongue will not always in- 
dicate the remedy for the acute disorder. 

But when a disease — especially a chronic 
one — exhibits only uncertain symptoms, 
then the coating of the tongue will in 
most cases lead to the choice of the right 

Aphthae and Thrush: Kalium chlo- 
ratum^ when it is white or whitish-gray ; 
but when yellow : Natrum phosphoricum. 
When there is a bright-red border : Kali 

Noma: Kali phosphoricum. 


Vomiting of food : Ferrum phosphori- 

Vomiting of food together with a sour 
fluid: Ferrum. phosphoricum. 

Jaundice. 115 

Vomiting of bile only: Natrum sul- 

Vomiting of transparent mucus, drawn 
out in long threads : Natrum muriaticum. 

Vomiting of a watery fluid : Natrum 

Vomiting of blood : Ferrum phosphor- 
tcum^ Kali phosphoricum and Natrum 

Retching up of white mucus : Kalium 

Vomiting of a sour fluid or of cheesy 
masses : Natrum phosphoricum. 

Vomiting during dentition : Calcarea 
phosphorica^ Calcarea fluorata. 

Sea-sickness : Natrum phosphoricum. 

The first remedy to be given in every 
case of jaundice is Natrum. sulphuricum. 

This remedy will in most cases eflPect a 
cure. As a second resort we have 

ii6 Pains in the Stomach and Abdomen. 

Kalium chloratrum^ Kali sulphuricum 
and Natrum muriaticum^ which should be 
selected according to the concomitant 


Acute inflammation of the stomach 

with violent pain of the distended gastric 
region, vomiting and fever : Ferrum phos- 
phor icum. 

If in a case where treatment has been 
delayed there are symptoms of exhaus- 
tion, dryness of the tongue, etc., Kali 
phosphoricum should be given. 

Acute and chronic gastralgias, aggra- 
vated by eating and by pressure on the 
gastric region, and especially if food is 
vomited^ require Ferrum phosphoricum. 

Cramp-like gastrodynia, with clean 
tongue : Magnesia phosphorica. 

Sensation of spasmodic constriction : 
Magnesia phosphorica. 

Pains in the Stomach and Abdomen. 117 

Stomacli-pains with gathering of water 
in the mouth : Natrum muriaticum. 

Pains in the stomach, with vomiting of 
mucus, attended with indolent stool : 
Natrum muriaticum. 

\i Natrum muriaticum, does not prove 
sufficient in these pains, there will usually 
be found a coating of the tongue, which 
calls for Kalium chloratum or Kali sul- 

Pressure and feeling of fulness, while 
the tongue is coated with yellow mucus : 
Kali sulphuricum. 

Pinching in the stomach with eructa- 
tion of small quantities of air, affording 
no relief : Magnesia phosphorica. 

Pains, caused by accumulation of flatus 
in the colon : Natrum. sulphuricum. 

Colic in the umbilical region, compell- 
ing the person to bend double : Magnesia 

Flatulent colic of little children, with 

1 18 Pains in the Stomach and Abdomen. 

drawing up of the limbs, with or without 
diarrhoea: Magnesia phosphorica. If 
there is an excess of acid, Natrum phos- 
phoricum should be given. 

In gastric pains accompanied with vom- 
iting, the character of the matter vomited 
will indicate the remedy. 

Gastric aflfections where acidity (heart- 
bum) predominates : Natrum phosphori- 
cum; also after fat food, Natrum phos- 
phoricum^ as it saponifies the fatty acids. 

Ulceration of the stomach. The round 
ulcer of the stomach, which is caused by 
a disturbance in the function of the 
trophic fibers of the sympathicus, requires 
Kali phosphoricum. 

Flatulent colic with constipation, in 
adults : Natrum sulphuricum. 

Painters' colic : Natrum sulphuricum 
(2d dilutj. 

Gall-stone colic (where a stone has en- 

Diarrhoea. 119 

tered the ductus choledochus and lodged 
there) : Magnesia phosphorica. 

Natrum phosphoricum may prevent the 
new formation of gall-stones. 

Enlargement of the stomach: Kali 


Evacuations watery, mucous : Natrum 

Evacuations of carrion-like fetor : Kali 

Evacuations, watery-bilious : Natrum 

Evacuations, bloody, bloody-mucous : 
Kali chloratum. 

Evacuations, purulent, bloody-purulent: 
Natrum phosphoricum^ eventually Silicea. 

Evacuations undigested : Ferrum phos- 

Diarrhoea caused by redundant acid : 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

I20 Worms. 

Watery diarrhoea with colic before 
every evacuation : Magnesia phosphorica. 

Cholerine and cholera: Natrum sul- 


Natrum phosphoricum is of use in the 
case of the oxyuris vermicularis, by de- 
stroying the excess of lactic acid which 
conditions the existence of these worms ; 
for the ascaris lumbricoides, Natrum 


The remedy for haemorrhoids is Cal- 
carea Jluorata. When the varices are 
inflamed Ferrum phosphoricum should 
be given. In violent pains, without in- 
flammation, Magnesia phosphorica is suit- 
able. In the so-called mucous haemor- 
rhoids, Natrum muriaticum is indicated. 


The remedy for this disease is Natrum 

Caryza. 121 

sulphuricum. A very prominent conco- 
mitant symptom outside of the sphere of 
Natrum sulphuricum may require a 
remedy corresponding to that symptom. 


Dry coryza : Kalium chloratum ; with 
scrofulous persons: Natrum phosphori- 

Fluent coryza: the secretion watery, 
of clear mucus : Natrum. muriaticum. 

Fluent coryza : the secretion a yellow 
mucus : Kali sulphuricum.. 

The secretion thick, purulent : Natrum 
phosphoricum^ eventually Silicea. 

In ozsena,, Natrum phosphoricum and 
Magnesia phosphorica are useful. 

When a green mucus is secreted, 
Natrum. sulphuricum is indicated. 

In simple hoarseness arising from a 
cold, Kalium chloratum is suitable. It is 

122 Cough. 

seldom that Kali sulphuricum is required 
afterward. When the hoarseness is a 
consequence of over-exertion of the vocal 
organs (with actors, singers, ^tQ.)^Ferrum 

phosphoricum and eventually Kali phos- 
phoricum will be useful. 


An acute, short, spasmodic and very 
painful cough requires Ferrum phosphori- 
cum^ followed by Kalium chloratum. To 
genuine whooping cough corresponds 
Magnesia phosphorica. With respect to 
cough accompanied with an expectoration 

of mucus, see Diseases of the Mucous 


Kali phosphoricum and Magnesia phos- 
phorica correspond to nervous asthma ; the 
latter remedy in cases attended with flat- 

Respiratory ailments connected with 

Whooping'Cough. 123 

catarrhal symptoms, i. e.^ which are 
caused thereby, indicate the remedies re- 
quired by the mucus expectorated. {Vide 

Diseases of the Mucous Membranes.) 

The inflammatory catarrhal stage re- 
quires Ferrum phosphoricum^ the nervous 
stage Magnesia phosphorica. In the 
vomiting of food, FerrMtn phosphoricum 
is useful. According to the quality of 
the mucus, Kalium chloratum^ Natrum 
muriaticum or Kali sulphuricum are to 
be selected. 

A special concomitant symptom may call 
for the use of an inter-current remedy {e, 
g.y Kali phosphoricum^ Calcarea phos- 
phorica) . 


Dyspnoea, blueness of the face, convul- 
sive cough, with the expectoration of a 
frothy-serous mass, require Kali phos- 
phoricum and Natrum muriaticum. 

124 Diseases of the Mucous Membrane. 



In selecting the remedy, the consistence 
and color of the secretion are decisive : 

If fibrinous : Kalium chloratum. 

If albuminous : Calcarea phosphorica. 

If golden-yellow: Natrum phosphorz- 

If yellowish, mucous: Kali sulphuricum. 

If green : Natrum sulpkurzcum. 

If clear, transparent : Natrum murzatt- 

If purulent: Natrum phosphorzcum^ 

If very fetid : Kali phosphoricum. 

If excoriating : Natrum muriaticum 
and Kali phosphoricum. 

The remedies for coughs with expec- 
toration, leucorrhoea, coryza, catarrh of 
the frontal sinuses, etc., should be selected 
on the basis of the above distinctions. 

Polypus. 125 


When the gelatinous substance which 
forms the organic foundation of the con- 
nective tissues loses Phosphate of Izme^ 
there may result thence a loosening and a 
spongy excrescence of the tissue in ques- 
tion. When a part of the sub-mucous 
connective tissue is diseased through loss 
of Phosphate of lime^ a polypus is formed. 
This may be cured by Calcium phosphate. 


The chief remedy to be considered is 
Natrum phosphoricum. 



Silicea generally corresponds to chronic 
catarrh of the bladder. 

Hypertrophy of the prostate gland : 
Magnesia phosphorica. 


From the characteristics of the effects 

126 Diseases of the Skin. 

of Natrum sulphuricum (p. 71) it appears 
that this remedy may cure as well the 
retention of urine as also involuntary 
micturition (wetting the bed). Should, 
however, the one or the other ailment be 
caused by a general or a local neuras- 
thenia, then Kali phosphoricum should be 

In strangury caused by a spasm of the 
sphincter, Magnesia phosphor ica is useful. 

In children suffering from worms, 
Natrum phosphoricum should be given to 
prevent wetting the bed. 

The retention of urine in little children, 
attended with heat, is cured by Ferrum 

1>IS£A8£S OF Tfl[£ SKIIV. 

The remedies recommended in diseases 
of the mucous membranes also correspond 
to aflfections of the skin : eczema, herpes, 

Diseases of the Skin. 127 

Vesicles with serofibrinous contents: 
Kalium chloratum. 

Vesicles with albuminous contents : 
Calcarea phosphorica. 

Vesicles with watery-clear contents: 
Natrum muriaticum. 

Vesicles with honey-yellow contents : 
Natrum phospkorzcum. 

Vesicles with yellowish-watery contents: 
Natrum sulphurzcum. 

Vesicles with puriform contents : Na- 
trum phospkorzcum or Silicea. 

Vesicles with bloody, ichorous contents : 
Kali phospkorzcum . 

Pustules with pus on an infiltrated 
base: Silicea. 

The scabs, scales or crusts appearing 
after the bursting of the vesicles require 
the following remedies : 

Mealy scurf: Kalium ckloratum. 

Yellowish-white crusts : Calcarea pkos- 

128 Diseases of the Skin. 

White scales : Natrum muriaticum. 

Honey-yellow crusts : Natrum phos- 

Yellowish scales : Natrum sulphurtcum. 

Yellow, purulent crusts : Stltcea. 

Fetid, greasy crusts or scales : Kali 

Profuse scaling off of the epidermis on 
a viscid base : Kali sulphuricum. 

Hard crusts on the palms, with or with- 
out chaps .• Calcarea fiuoraia. 

Swelling of the sebaceous glands : 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

Inflammation and suppuration of these 
glands: Silicea. 

The humid eruptions call for the Na- 
trum saltSy varied according to the vary- 
ing colors of the secretions mentioned 

For eruptions arising after vaccination, 
Kalium chloratum or Natrum phosphori- 
cum should be used. 

Diseases of the Skin. 129 

For excoriation of infants : Natrum 
phosphoricum and Natrum muriaticum. If 
attended with a diarrhoea of cadavef&us 
odor, use Kali phosphoricum. 

Urticaria or nettle-rash: Kali phos- 

Pruritus: Magnesia phosphorica. 

Rhagades or chaps : Calcareafluorata. 

Disorders in the nails of the fingers ; 
when they break easily, tear, become yel- 
low, have spots or g^row thick : Silicea. 

Erysipelas. — The oedematous, soft in- 
flammation of the ski* requires Natrum 
sulphuricum ; to the infiltrated inflamma- 
tion Natrum phosphoricum corresponds. 

For herpes zoster, Natrum muriaticum 
should be used. 

In erysipelatous inflammations, symp- 
toms of intense fever and inflammation 
may indicate Ferrum. phosphoricum. 
Kali sulphuricum. will further the desqua- 

130 Diseases of the Skin. 

Pemphigus. — ^The pemphigus vulgaris 
(bullae and vesicles with watery contents 
and fully distended surface) requires Na- 
trum sulphuricum if the fluid is yellowish ; 
but if the fluid is clear, like water: Na- 
trum muriaticum. To pemphigus malig- 
nus (blisters and vesicles with watery- 
bloody contents and flaccid and wrinkled 
surface) corresponds Kali phosphoricum. 

Bums and scalds : When a blister has 
been formed, give Natrunt niuriaticum. 
If there is an open surface covered with a 
white or grayish-White exudation, give 
Kalium chloratum. If suppuration has 
already ensued, Silicea is suitable. These 
remedies should be applied both internally 
and externally. 

Chilblains, fresh and suppurating : 
Natrum sulphuricum. 

Panaritium: Silicea. 

Furuncle: Silicea. 

Mastitis. 131 

Carbuncle: Calcarea fluorata^ later 
Kali phosphoricum. 

Proud flesh : Kalium chloratum^ event- 
ually Silicea. 

Consequences of the stings of insects : 
Natrum muriaticum (externally). 

Warts on the hands : Kalium chloratum. 
A quantity of the trituration, the size of 
a pea, should be dissolved in a tablespoon- 
f ul of water ; with this solution moisten 
the warts and the surrounding skin sev- 
eral times a day. 

Also Natrum sulphuricum may be used. 
It withdraws the water from the base • of 
the warts and thereby causes them to be- 
come flaccid and to fall off. 


Natrum phosphoricum should first be 
used ; if given in time, it may cause a re- 
absorption. If suppuration has set in, 
Silicea is to be used. Induration : Cal- 
carea fluorata. 

132 Lymphatic Glands. 


See the paragraph on Scrofulosis and 
Tuberculosis. So also what is said in 
various passages on "Suppuration" and 
" Induration." 


Magnesia phosphorica, 


The soft chancre requires Kalium 
chloratum^ but the phagedenic chancre, 
Kali phosphoricum ; the hard chancre, 
Calcareafluorata. These remedies should 
be used internally and externally. 

For chronic syphilis, Kalium chloratum^ 

Kali sulphuricum^ Natrum muriaticum^ 

Natrum sulphuricum^ Silicea and Calcarea 

fluorata should be used, according to the 


Gonorrhoea: The chief remedy is 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

In bleeding of the urethra Kali phos- 
phoricum is useful. 

Chancre and Gonorrhoea. 133 

For gleet Natrum muriaticum and Cal- 
carea phosphorica should be used. 

If the secretion is greenish or green, 
give Natrum sulphurtcum. 

Condylomata require Kalium chlora- 
turn and Natrum sulphurzcum. 

Orchitis calls for Ferrum phosphoricum^ 
then Kalium chloratum^ and eventually 
Calcarea phosphorica. 

Induration of the testicles : Calcarea 

CEdema of the scrotum : Natrum muri- 
aticum^ and Natrum sulphuricum. 

CEdema of the prepuce : Natrum. muri- 
aticum and Natrum sulphuricum. 

Balanitis : Kali sulphuricum ; if fetid, 
use Kali phosphoricum (externally and 

Hydrocele: Natrum muriaticum^ Cal- 
carea phosphorica^ eventually Silicea. 

134 Mechanical Injuries. 


Contusions, incised and other fresh 
wounds, sprains, etc., require at once 
Ferrum phosphoricum. If, after the use 
of this remedy, a swelling remains, give 
Kalium ckloratum. If, in neglected 
cases, suppuration ensues, Silicea is suit- 
able. In sanious discharge or gangrene : 
Kali phosphoricum ; proud flesh : Kalium 

Fractures of bones require, besides the 
mechanical measures, at first Ferrum 
phosphoricum for the lesion of the soft 
parts ; later Calcarea phosphorica to pro- 
mote the formation of callus. 

Tenalgia crepitans (crepitating or crack- 
ling painful tendons), an ailment arising 
above the wrist on the dorsal side 
of the forearm with joiners and other 
artisans, as a result of over-exertion in 
using a chisel or other tool with a semi- 
rotatory motion, has been quickly relieved 

Ulcers of the Legs, 135 

by me in two cases with Ferruni phos- 

A third case which under allopathic 
treatment had become chronic, I quickly 
cured with Kalium chloratum^ after Fer- 
rum phosphoricum had refused to act. 

Ganglium tendinosum : Calcarea fluor^ 


In such cases the remedies recom- 
mended for diseases of the skin and of 
the mucous membranes are to be con- 

First of all should be mentioned Natrum 
muriaticum and Natrum sulpkuricum. 

For varfcose ulcers use Calcareafluorata, 


Periostitis with a tendency to suppura- 
tion requires Silicea, 

Hard, knobby, jagged elevations on 
the surface of the bone require Calcarea 

136 Diseases 0/ Bones, 

This remedy will be also found more 
suitable than Siltcea in cephalsematoma, 
a bloody tumor with an osseous wall on 
the parietal bone in newborn children. 

Rickets require Calcarea phosphorica. 
If attended with atrophy and a fetid diar- 
rhoea, this condition must first be removed 
by means of Kali pkospkoricum. Ex- 
cessive acidity must be eliminated by 
Natrum phosphoricum. 

Dr. Kassowitz, in Vienna, Prof. Hagen- 
bach, in Bern, and others prescribe in 
rickets phosphorus in minimal doses. 

The recipe in question is as follows : 

9?. Phosphori, o.oi 

Solve in ol. amygd. dulc, lo.o 

Pulv. gumm. arab., 

Syr. simpl., aa 5.00 

Aqu. distill., 

This mixture represents the fourth 
decimal attenuation of phosphorus; but as 
it is given in teaspoonful doses, the daily 

Diseases of Bmies. 137 

quantity given is about equal to the usual 
third decimal dilution. The molecules of 
phosphorus in such a case combine within 
the organism with molecules of oxygen 
into phosphoric acid. This combines with 
the molecules of Carbonate of lime with 
the elimination of carbonic acid into Phos- 
phate of lime. Such a treatment of 
rickets agrees both as to quantity and 
quality with the treatment given in this 
book, when Calcarea phosphorica is given 
in the 3d decimal trituration. 

Since a part of the molecules of phos- 
phorus or of the phosphoric acid on the 
way to its destination has the opportunity 
of combining with the molecules of soda 
in the blood, the cells in question will 
perhaps receive only a part of the dose of 
phosphorus destined for them. The pos- 
sibility that the soda may appropriate all 
the molecules of the phosphorus fur- 
nished, explains the occasional failures in 

138 HcBtnorhages. 

this treatment. But if Calcarea phos- 
phorica is prescribed, a surer result will 
be attained, as this will not combine with 
the above-mentioned salts. 

Inflammation of the hip-joint in scrofu- 
lous persons : Natrum phosphoricum and 

Blood, red, easily coagulating into a 
gelatinous mass : Ferrum phosphoricum. 

Blood, black, thick, viscid : Kalium 

Blood, bright-red or blackish-red, at the 
same time thin and watery, not coagulat- 
ing: Kali phosphoricum and Natrum 

To epistaxis in children, as a rule^ cor- 
responds Ferrum phosphoricum.. 

For the predisposition to epistaxis give 
Kali phosphoricum . 

Uterine haemorrhages : especially Fer- 
rum phosphoricum^ Calcarea fluorata and 
Kali phosphoricum. 

Menstruation. 139 

Bleeding from haemorrhoids: Ferrum 
phosphoricum^ Kaliuni chloratum and 
Calcarea fluorata. 

In disturbances of the menstrual func- 
tion, the accompanying symptoms must 
decide the choice of the remedy. 


Labor-pains, weak : Kali phosphoricum ; 
spasmodic labor pains : Magnesia pkos- 

Deficient labor pains : Calcarea fluorata 
when the relaxation of the elastic fibers 
of the uterus is the cause, but Kali phos- 
phoricum when there is deficient innerva- 


Usually : Magnesia phosphorica. Pale, 
sensitive, irritable persons, inclined to 
weep, require Kali phosphoricum. 

If accompanied with accelerated pulse 

140 Secretion of Milk. 

and increased redness of the face : Ferrum 

Vaginism : Ferrum phosphoricum^ 
Magnesia phosphorica. 


Natrum sulphuricum diminislies the 
secretion of milk, Calcarea phosphorica 
increases it. 

Natrum muriaticum should be used 
when the milk is bluish and watery. 


Pains which are only felt during mo- 
tion, or are aggravated by motion, require 
Ferrum phosphoricum (as a second 
remedy Kalium chloratum is suitable). 

Pains, laming, ameliorated by moderate 
exercise, but made worse by a fatiguing 
effort (as by long-continued walking) and 
most felt when beginning to move, as 
when rising from a seat : Kali phosphori 

Pains in the Back of the Neck. 141 

Pains with sensation of numbness or of 
cold, or with formication, worse at night 
and while at rest : Calcarea phosphorica. 

Pains quick, shooting, boring, inter- 
mitting, changing their place : Magnesia 

Pains, worse in the warm room and to- 
ward evening; better in the open, cool 
air: Kali sulphur icum. 

In pains which the patients cannot ex- 
actly describe, some other attendant symp- 
tom which may decide the selection, such 
as an eruption of vesicles, the color of the 
coating of the tongue, etc., should be dis- 

Crick in the back : Ferrum phospkori- 
cunty Natrum phosphoricum. 

Pains in the hip : nervous pains require 
Kali phosphoricum and Magnesia phos- 
phorica (to be selected according to the 
variety of the pain) ; inflammatory pains : 
Ferrum phosphoricum; rheumatic-arthritic 

142 spasms and Other Nervous Affections. 

pains : Natrum phospkoricum ; if chronic : 

Hygroma patellae and Hydrops genu 
require Calcarea phosphorica ; eventually 
Silicea is to be used. 


In palpitation of the heart, Ferrum 
phosphoricum^ Kalium chloratum^ Na- 
trum muriaticMm^ Kali phospkoricum^ 
Kali sulphuricum^ etc., are called for, ac- 
cording to the symptoms accompanying 
each case. 

The chief remedies in epilepsy are: 
Kali chloratum^ Natrum muriaticum^ 
Natrum phospkoricum^ Kali pkospkoricum 
and Magnesia pkospkorica. They are to 
be selected according to the characteristics 
before given. 

Nocturnal paroxysms require Silicea. 

Calcarea pkospkorica corx^si^onA.s to the 
spasms of anaemic and rachitic persons. 

Intermittent Fever. 143 

Spasms of the glottis, tetanus, trismus, 
cramp in tlie calves of the legs, writers' 
cramp, St. Vitus' dance, etc., require 
Magnesia phosphorica^ Calcarea phos- 
phorica and Kali phosphoricum. 

Kali phosphoricum corresponds to 
cramps arising from an over-exertion of 
the parts aflfected. 

Agoraphobia : Kali phosphoricum. 


Natrum sulphuricum and Natrum 
muriaticum are the remedies for intermit- 
tent fever. 

Natrum sulphuricum stands first ; but 
Natrum muriaticum is suitable when an 
eruption of vesicles on the lips or some 
other symptom indicating common salt is 

Natrum sulphuricum cures by killing 
redundant leucocytes, by withdrawing the 
water from them, and by eliminating from 

144 Scrofulosts and Tuberculosis, 

the organism the redundant water result- 
ing from the retrogessive transformation 
of the cells. 

Natrunt muriaticum owes its curative 
powers to the fact that it increases the 
number of red blood-corpuscles and ef- 
fects a proper distributiop of the water 
necessary to the tissues. 

Patients with intermittent fever should 
not eat any fat viands. 


It is well known that sugar of milk, 
which is a constituent of milk, is changed 
into lactic acid by a so-called ferment, and 
also that lactic acid causes a coagulation 
of the albumen contained in the milk. It 
is also known that Natrunt phosphoricum 
decomposes lactic acid into carbonic acid 
and water. These facts serve to explain 
the formation of swellings of the lym- 
phatic glands, when lactic acid is present 
there, as also the curability of such 

Scrofulosis and Tuberculosis. 145 

swellings of the lymphatic glands by 
means of Natrum phosphoricum. 

When there is a redundancy of lactic 
acid in the organism and a portion of 
this lactic acid gets into the lymphatic 
glands, then a coagulation of the albu- 
mens in the lymph within these glands 
takes place and we have swellings of the 
lymphatic glands. These swellings, so 
long as they have not become indurated, 
may be removed by Natrum phosphori- 
cum^ because this salt decomposes the 
lactic acid, as before said, into carbonic 
acid and water. When the lactic acid is 
decomposed, the albumen not yet indur- 
ated becomes fluid again and can then 
enter again into the lymphatic current. 

Since the lymph also contains fat, the 
coagulated albumen may also be saponi- 
fied. If there is a caseous degeneration 
in the glands or in other places. Magnesia 

phosphorica is to be used. 

146 Scrofulosis and Tuberculosis. 

But so long as there is not as yet any 
caseous degeneration, we should use 
Natrum phosphoricum^ as may be seen 
from what is said above ; but caseous de- 
generation requires Magnesia phos- 
phorica. This is the chemico-physiologi- 
cal functional remedy which secures the 
independent activity of all the cells. 
Owing to their independent motion, sound 
cells are able to reject substances which 
encumber them. When the cells near 
these caseous masses are too weak to 
reject them, they are deficient in Magnesia 
phosphorica. By the therapeutical supply 
of minimal quantities of this salt these 
cells are restored to their integrity and 
thus enabled to gradually reject these 
tuberculous masses. The detritus of the 
rejected masses is then removed from the 
organism by the usual excretive channels.* 

Magnesia phosphorica has proved its 

* Magnesia phosphorica is perhaps also a cure for 

Chlorosis and Other AncBtnic States. 147 

eflScacy in tuberculosis not too far ad- 
vanced and in lupus. 

Besides the use of Magnesia phos- 

phortca^ the use of other biochemical 

remedies is required to cure the catarrhal 

symptoms and the haemorrhages from 

the lungs, etc. 

What is the relation of* the bacilli to 
tuberculosis ? When there are tubercles, 
bacilli can come in and use them for their 
nourishment. What mites are in old 
cheese, bacilli are to the tubercles. 



The blood-corpuscles contain, as has 
been shown in the analysis on page 38, 
iron, Potassium sulphate^ Potassium 
chloride^ Potassium phosphate^ Phosphate 
of lime^ Phosphate of magnesia^ Sodium 
phosphate and soda. The multiplication 
of blood-corpuscles is effected through 
their division while in the current of the 

148 Chlorosis and Other AtUEmic States. 

blood; it is eflfected in the following 
manner : 

From the Sodium chloride contained in 
the plasma of the blood, a portion of 
chlorine is split oflF through the carbonic 
acid acting in volume ; the part split off, 
combines with the soda contained in the 
corpuscles into Sodium chloride. This 
attracts serum and receives it into itself; 
thereby the corpuscles are enlarged and 
in consequence they subdivide. The 
small cells issuing from this division take 
up blood-albumen to effect their growth, 
and this is organized by means of Phos- 
phate of lime. 

In the blood-albumen the iron neces- 
sary for the formation of blood-corpuscles 
is present in sufl&cient quantity; in the 
normal (red) blood-cell the proportion in 
weight of the iron to the cells is as i to 
icxx). ( Vide^ p. 38.) 

When in a blood-cell there is a mini- 

Chlorosis and Other Ancemic States. 149 

mum of soda, no sufl&cient quantity of 
Sodium chloride can be formed, as may 
appear from the above statement; the 
contents of water in the blood-corpuscle 
cannot then be increased in the degree 
necessary for its partition. 

If there is a minimum of Phosphate of 
lime in the intercellular fluid, then the 
albumen necessary for the growth of 
the young cells cannot be organ- 
ized in sufl&cient quantity. In cases 
where Sodium chloride cannot be formed 
in the cells, this salt must be furnished 
to the patients in minimal doses. The 
Sodium chloride of the intercellular spaces 
represents a solution of common salt which 
is too much concentrated for the cells ; it 
must therefore be given in a higher dilu- 

If the common salt of the blood could 
enter into the diseased and into the 
healthy blood-corpuscles, their partition 

150 Chlorosis and Other AncBtnic States. 

would be ejBFected prematurely ; for parti- 
tion would follow on partition even to 
eventual annihilation, for the small cells 
resulting from these partitions would 
have no time for their growth and for 
entering on their functions. 

Sodium chloride and Phosphate of lime 
are the chief remedies in chlorosis. If we 
cannot in any stated case determine 
exactly which of the two remedies is 
indicated, the two remedies may be given 
in alternation. 

Anaemic states which have been caused 
by depressing emotions need for their 
cure Kali phosphoricum^ because this salt 
is then contained in a minimum quantity 
in the blood-corpuscles and in the plasma 
of the patient. The general state of 
health of the patient or at least some of 
his symptoms will be imaged forth in the 
characteristics of Kali phosphoricum 
( Vide, p. 54.) 

Allopathic Treatment of Chlorosis. 151 

The remedy for leukaemia is Natrum 
sulphuricum^ which causes the disinte- 
gration of the superannuated leucocytes 
by withdrawing water from them. There- 
fore it will also cure chronic suppurations 
in leukaemic patients. 




Some allopaths now use lime in their 
treatment of chlorosis. By doing this 
they have unconsciously entered into the 
paths of biochemistry. As chlorotic pa- 
tients frequently have a desire for chalk — 
Carbonate of lime — we may say : the dis- 
eased cells cry out for lime I This voice 
of nature ought to have been hearkened 
to before this. 

The great number of allopathic physi- 
cians, as is well known, open their cam- 
paign against chlorosis with iron. The 
use of this remedy for this disease is as 

152 Allopathic Treatment of Chlorosis. 

old as the history of medicine. The fact 
that all known preparations of iron have 
been used in the treatment of this disease, 
and that other and better preparations are 
still being sought after, shows that all 
these various curative efforts have not as 
yet satisfied anybody. The rejection of 
known preparations of iron and the search 
after new ones in order to cure chlorosis 
have been nothing but moving in a vicious 
circle. Iron and its artificially concocted 
combinations do not enter from the intes- 
tines into the blood. 

Every salt of iron introduced into the 
stomach is decomposed there. ^^ They 
are all transformed," as Bunge says in 
his Manual of Physiological and Patho- 
logical Chemistry, p. 91, *^into combina- 
tions with chlorine. When these touch 
the walls of the stomach, which are always 
alkaline from Sodium carbonate^ the 
chloride is transformed into an oxide. 

Allopathic Treatment of Chlorosis. 153 

which remains in solution owing to the 
presence of organic substances. The 
chlorate of iron is transformed into car- 
bonate of oxide of iron, which is also 
soluble in the carbonic acid and the 
organic substances present. Its not be- 
ing absorbed is not, therefore, a conse- 
quence of its insolubility. Finally the 
combinations of iron being acted upon by 
the various combinations of sulphur and 
the reducing agencies — of the nascent 
hydrogen and other products of partition 
which are readily oxidized — ^they are 
changed into sulphuret of iron and ex- 
creted with the faeces. The combinations 
of iron with organic acids cannot act 
otherwise. Among the organic acids we 
must also number the albumens. The 
iron albuminates are also at once decom- 
posed by the hydrochloric acid in the 
gastric juice, forming chlorides and 
chlorates of iron. Our food must, there- 

154 Allopathic Treatment of Chlorosis. 

fore, contain quite different combinations 
of iron, combinations which are not de- 
stroyed in the intestinal canal, which are 
absorbable and furnish the material for 
the haemoglobin." 

From this it is plainly manifest that 
iron and the artificial combinations of iron 
cannot by their direct action cure chlo- 

Those allopathic physicians who are 
now using muriatic acid to cure chlorosis 
obtain thereby better results than those 
who are unwilling to give up iron. Muri- 
atic acid favorably affects the digestion in 
the stomach, but iron spoils the stomach 
when it is given in allopathic doses. 
When the peptonic glands of chlorotic 
patients do not furnish suflScient muriatic 
acid, the function of the stomach is de- 

Bunge says, on page 95 of his manual: 
"The main significance of the gastric 

Allopathic TrecUment of Chlorosis. 155 

juice consists probably in the antiseptic 
action of the free muriatic acid. When 
the quantity of this muriatic acid is in- 
suiEcient, then fungi and bacteria enter 
into the intestinal canal, especially also 
those producing the fermentation of buty- 
ric acid. But in this fermentation hydro- 
gen is liberated, and through the reducing 
effect of nascent hydrogen from the com- 
bination of sulphur in the food there are 
formed combinations of sulphur and the 
alkalies. These destroy the organic com- 
binations of iron. In view of this, the 
later statement, that muriatic acid is a still 
more potent remedy for chlorosis than 
iron, becomes worthy of notice." 

The sulphur of the sulphur-alkalies 
deprives the food in the intestinal canal 
of its iron, forming sulphuret of iron. 
This loss of iron causes a diminution of 
the material required for haemoglobin. 

If iron in large doses is ingested into 

156 Allopathic Treatment of Chlorosis. 

the stomachy and thence into the intes- 
tines, it combines with the sulphnr in the 
sulphurets of the alkalies, but the iron in 
the food remains undisturbed by the sul- 
phur. Thus it is that haemoglobin may 
be formed in sufficient quantity. 

A cure of chlorosis produced by iron is 
not a natural one ; it is rarely permanent. 

If the function of the stomach is im- 
proved by supplying muriatic acid, thus 
avoiding the formation of sulphurets of 
the alkalies, and the diminution in the 
formation of haemoglobin, there will be a 
cure, but it will also lack permanence 
unless the epithelial cells of the peptonic 
glands which had lost the ability of 
forming muriatic acid, should regain it 
during this process. 

If it is desired to supply the stomach in 
a natural manner with muriatic acid, we 
should, instead of muriatic acid, give 
Natrum muriaticum in a minimal dose. 

Facial Diagnosis 157 

This remedy will eflfect a permanent cure. 
( Vide the characteristics of common salt 
on page 58.) 

That iron cannot cure chlorosis may 
appear from the fact that the serum of 
venous blood contains traces of iron, which 
is excreted by the kidneys in consequence 
of the retrogressive metamorphosis of the 
cells. The serum of arterial blood con- 
tains no iron. This proves that nature 
has no intention of patching blood- 
corpuscles by means of iron, or to influ- 
ence them thereby in any way. Whoever 
in spite of this, endeavors to do so, does not 
act in agreement with nature. Chlorotic 
and anaemic patients must receive new 
blood-corpuscles in the manner indicated 
in the preceding article. 


Two Spanish students wandering from 
Peflafiel to Salamanca discovered near the 

1 58 Facial Diagnosis, 

highway a tombstone on which were en- 
graved the words: ^^Aqui est& enterrada 
el alma del licenciado Pedro Garcia?^ 
(Here is interred the soul of the licentiate 
Peter Garcia.) One of the two students 
laughed, because he did not upderstand 
the meaning and intention of the inscrip- 
tion. He went on. The second student 
remained behind ; he lifted up the tomb- 
stone and found under it a purse contain- 
ing gold coins ; a note lying by it stated 
that these coins were intended for the per- 
son who would guess the meaning of the 

My intention in calling up this old tale 
will be seen from what follows, as we shall 
treat of facial diagnosis, which will be 
judged of variously by the readers of these 
lines. He who only uses biochemical 
remedies, if he will practice his powers of 
observation, will in the course of time ac- 
quire the faculty of recognizing in many 

Facial Diagnosis. 1 59 

cases, especially in chronic diseases, from 
the physical state of the face and from its 
physical expression, which one of the bio 
chemical remedies will correspond with a 
given disease. Snch a facial diagnosis 
onght not, indeed, of itself to determine 
the choice of the remedy to be used, but 
it may facilitate, respectively confirm the 

Whoever wishes to learn this facial 
diagnosis must acquire it in an autodidac- 
tic manner. The attempt to acquire it by 
means of a printed direction would lead to 
mistakes. A shepherd knows every indi- 
vidual member of his flock ; but he will 
be unable to indicate the deciding charac- 

Whoever would acquire facial diagno- 
sis should give his particular attention 
first to one species of faces. The common- 
salt-face — if I may be allowed to com- 
pound such a word — is most easy to rec- 

t6o Facial Diagnosis. 

ognize. He should impress on his memory 
the quality and expression of the faces of 
those persons whom he has cured in a 
proportionally quick manner with Natrum 
muriaticum. A red thread will, as it 
were, run through the several impres- 
sions ; he will recognize a family likeness. 

Having first secured the common salt 
face, let him next pass to another soda 

It is, of course, not necessary to state 
that physicians who are accustomed to give 
two or even more remedies in rapid alter- 
nation will never acquire facial diagnosis. 
Giving two remedies in alternation is per- 
missible only very exceptionally, in cases 
where it, is or appears to be, unavoidable. 

He who has once acquired this diagno- 
sis will be convinced that it is just as im- 
portant in a therapeutic sense as the soul 
of licenciate Peter Garcia was in a pecu- 
niary sense. 



Facial Diagnosis. i6i 

Whoever may doubt the possibility of 
a facial diagnosis may be interested in 
the following case : 

In the clinic of a university a man had 
died as to whom the clinical professor 
and his assistant physicians, in spite of 
their application of all diagnostic means, 
had not succeeded in making a diagnosis. 
When the body had been transferred to 
the professor of pathologic anatomy, he 
exclaimed as soon as he saw it : " Cancer 
of the liver P^ and this diagnosis was veri- 
fied by the dissection. 

Of course no one can acquire facial 
diagnosis who, besides biochemistry, also 
uses all other kinds of curative methods, 
e. ^., if after giving a biochemical remedy 
he uses electricity or massage, or wrap- 
ping in wet sheets, or if he uses a so- 
called Lebenswecker (stimulator of life), 
pricking the skin of the patient and 

rubbing in so-called " il/«^^^^»/^// " (fly- 

i62 Facial Diagnosis. 

fat). When a patient recovers by such a 
procedure no one can know to what to 
ascribe his cure. It may be, indeed, in- 
diflferent to the patient to what process he 
owes his cure, but this cannot be indiflPer- 
ent to the physician, for he has not learned 
anything from the case. 

It would be a great mistake if anyone 
should expect to hasten the treatment of 
a biochemical case by various diflferent 
remedies ; the contrary would be the case 
in all probability. If we consider that 
the particles of the biochemical remedy 
cause molecular motions in the seat of 
disease which are to regulate the mole- 
cular motions, which have suflFered path- 
ogenic disturbances, it .may be manifest 
that the molecular disturbances caused 
by electricity, massage, etc., must dis- 
turb the others just as, e. g,^ the swing- 
ing of the pendulum regulating the 
mechanism of a clock would be dis- 

Facial Diagnosis. 163 

turbed if we should endeavor to hasten it 
by sudden impacts. 

It has been asserted by certain persons 
that biochemistry will not sufl&ce in all 
cases. I would request those who make 
these assertions carefully to study facial 
diagnosis. When you have mastered 
that, you may find a case where you will 
feel yourself called upon to use, e. g.^ 
Magnesia phosphorica in a septic case. 
In consequence you will establish a cure. 
The diflference between the remedy in 
question and Kali phosphoricum may 
not, however, in the meantime be exactly 
expressed in words. 

• Vi' 


Those readers who have followed the 
development of my therapy from one edi- 
tion to the other will remember that I 
have endeavored to remove mistakes made 
in the beginning and to insert new indi- 
cations in my little work. This treatise 
was translated several years ago into 
English, into Spanish and into French. 
In these books, beside the errors already 
mentioned, there are many indications 
supplied by the translators which are 
either insignificant or erroneous. 

When a translator, owing to his lack of 
apprehension of the subject, introduces 
his own false views into the translation, , 
he injures the cause and discredits the 
author with his readers, who have no ink- 
ling of the fact that the translator has 
taken the liberty of adding the products 
of his own wisdom to the translation. 


Abdomen, pains in the, ii6. 

After-pains, deficient, 67. 

Agoraphobia, 55, 143. 

Agricultural Chemistry, 31, 81. 

Albumen, its constituents, 23; a. divides to make 

new cells, 35; its uses, 87. 
Albuminuria, 94, 95. 
Allopathic remedies also active in small doses, 

Alopecia areata, 56. 
Amblyopia, 70. 
Anaemia, 147. 
Angina tonsillaris, 112. 
Aphthae, 114. 
Apoplexy, 104. 
Asthenopia, iii. 
Asthma, 122. 
Atrophy, 56; a. in the external meatus auditorius, 


Balanitis, 133. 

Benecke, Prof., on doses, 45. 

1 66 Index. 

Bilious fever, 74; b. vomiting, 74; b. diarrhoea, 

Biochemical Therapy, founded on the physio- 

logico-chemical processes taking place in the 
human body, 19; contrasted with Homoeo- 
pathy, 19. 

Bladder, 73. 

Blepharidis ciliaris, 108. 

Blood, its constituents, 23; blood-cells, their con- 
stitution, 37; new blood-cells cannot be formed 
when soda is deficient in the blood-cells, 148. 

Bone, 18; fractures of bones, 134; diseases of 
bones, 135. 

Brain, concussion of, 103. 

Bronchial catarrh, 76. 

Burns, 130. 

Calcium fluoride, its characteristics and what it 

cures, 66. 
Calcium phosphate, 19, 32; in blood-cells, 38; 

in the serum, 38; its characteristics, 52; 

what it will cure, 53. 
Calcium sulphate, its characteristics and what it 

cures, 80. 
Cancer of the liver, diagnosis of, 161. 
Carbuncle, 56, 131. 
Cartilage-salts, 18. 
Castor equorum, proved, 84. 
Cataract, 70. 

Index. 167 

Catarrh, 121, 123, 124; c. of the bronchia, 76; c. 
of the conjunctiva, 76; c. of the stomach, 76; 
c. of the middle ear, 76; renal catarrh, 76; 
c. of the bladder, 125. 

Cavity of the mouth, in. 

Cells, 25; new cells are formed and old cells dis- 
integrated, 25; cells deficient in minerals, 29; 
cells changed pathogenically, 29, 30; a cell 
depends on its proximate nourishing soil, 31; 
how much mineral matter in a cell, 40; cells 
cannot be multiplied when soda is deficient 
in the blood-cells, 148. 

Cephalaimatoma, 67, 103, 136. 

Chancre, 132. 

Chaps, 129. 

Chilblains, 130. 

Chills and fever, 74. 

Chlorine in milk, 39. 

Chlorosis, 147; allopathic treatment of 151. 

Cholerine, 120. 

Cholera, 120. 

Chronic diseased states cured by cell-salts, 80. 

Colic; 117, 118, 120. 

Compensation of lost material, 33. 

Concussion of the* brain, 103. 

Condylomata, 133. 

Conjunctiva, hyperaemia of, 108. 

Connective tissue, its use in the circulation, 25, 

1 68' Index. 

Constituents of the human organism, chapter on, 

Contusions, 53; their treatment, 134. 

Cornea, inflammation of 109; vesicles on c. , 109; 

flat ulcer on c. , 109; spots one, no. 

Corrosive sublimate, active in minute doses, 40. 

Coryza, 121. 

Cough, 122. 

Cramps, 142. 

Craniotabes, 103. 

Creatine, 83. 

Creatinine, 83. 

Crick in the back, 141. 

Croup, 97. 

Crusts, 128. 

Delirium tremens, 104. 

Depression, 56. 

Despondency, 55. 

Desquamation, 76. 

Diabetes mellitus, 77, 120. 

Diagnosis, facial, 157. 

Diarrhoea, 119. 

Dilution. The 6th decimal dilution is the one 
generally used in biochemical remedies, 41 ; 
in Ferrum phosph,^ Silicea and Calcarea 
fluor, the 12th decimal is used, 41; indis- 
soluble substances below the 6th decimal 
cannot enter the blood through the epithe- 
lium, 44. 

Index. 169 

Diphtheria, 96. 

Disturbances in the motion of molecules are 
equalized by doses of homogeneous sub- 
stances, 19. 

Doses, biochemical substances are to be given in 
small doses, 19, 35; their effect, 35; how 
great, 41; Prof. Benecke on doses, 45. 

Dysentery, 99. 

Dyspnoea, 123. 

Ears, 104. 

Eczema, 126. 

Elastin, the basis of the elastic tissues, 25, 86. 

Endocarditis, 93. 

Epilepsy, 142. 

Epilogue, 164. 

Epistaxis, 138. 

Errors in American, Scotch and French elabora- 
tions of biochemical therapy, 164. 

Eruptions, 126, 129. 

Erysipelas, 129. 

Excoriations, 129. 

Exudations, their treatment, 92. 

Eyes, 108; inflammation of the eyes of the newly 
born, 109. 

Face-ache, 52. 

Facial diagnosis, 157; must be acquired auto- 
didactically, 159. 

170 Index, 

Feet, perspiration of the feet restored, 70. 

Fever, chapter on, 91; intermittent fever, 143. 

Finger nails, disorders of, 129. 

Fontanels, remaining open too long, 53, 104. 

Fracture of bones, 134. 

Furuncle, 130. 

Gallstones, no; gallstone-colic, 118. 
Ganglium tendinosum, 135. 
Gangrene, 97. 
Gastralgia, 116. 
Gastric affections, 116. 
Gastrodynia, 116. 
Gelatine, 18, 25, 86. 

Glands, swelling of the sebaceous, 128; inflam- 
mation of same, 128; lymphatic glands, 132. 
Glauber's salts, 36. 
Gleet, 133. 
Goitre, 132. 
Gonorrhoea, 132. 
Gout, 94. 
Gums, 112. 

Haemorrhoids, 120; bleeding, 139. 

Hardness of hearing, 105. 

Haemorrhages caused by hyperaemia, cured by 

iron, 50; their treatment, 138. 
Herpes zoster, 128; herpes, 74, 126; h. circin- 

natus, 74; moist h., 74. 

Index. 171 

Hiccough, 52. 

Hoarseness, 121. 

Homesickness, 55. 

Hydraemia, 75. 

Hydrocele, 133. 

Hydrocephaloid, 103. 

Hydrochloric acid, in the stomach acts on mineral 
substances, 42. 

Hydrops genu, 142. 

Hygroma patellae, 142. 

Hypopion, no. 

Hysterical ill-humor, 56. 

Inflammation cured by iron, 50; I. of the serous 
membranes, 93. 

Influenza, 74, 100. 

Injuries, mechanical, 134. 

Inorganic constituents determine structure and 
vitality, 17; inorganic and organic constit- 
uents equally essential, 17; I. constituents 
of the blood, 23. 

Insomnia, nervous, 56. 

Intermittent fever, 143. 

Iris, inflammation of, no. 

Iron. Without iron, no blood, 18, 38; I. in 
milk, 39; Salts of iron decomposed in the 
stomach, 44; characteristics of iron, 48; I. 
attracts oxygen, 48; what iron will cure, 50; 
iron should be given in the form of phos- 
phate, 44, 51; iron in large doses, is changed 

172 Index. 

in the stomach to sulphuret of iron and is 
cast out, 153. 

Jaundice, 115. 

Keratin, 25, 83. 

Kidneys, function of, 33 (footnote); diseases of 
the k., 94. 

Labor, 139. 

Laryngeal catarrh, 76. 

Lecithine, 24, 81, 85. 

Leucocytes. Superannuated 1. are destroyed by 

sodium sulphate, 72. 
Leucorrhoea, 124. 
Leukaemia, 72, 151. 
Liebig*s law of the minimum, 31, 43. 
Lime in milk, 39. 
Liver, function of, 33 (footnote). 
Loss of functional material, 25. 
Lymphatics, 26; lymphatic glands, 132. 

Magnesium phosphates, in blood cells, 38; in 
cerum, 38; in milk, 39; in the Rilchinger 
water, 45; characteristics of M. phosphate 
and what it will cure, 51. 

Mastitis, 131. 

Measles, 100. 

Membranes, diseases of the mucous, 124. 

Index. 173 

Meningitis, 93. 

Menstruation, 139. 

Menstrual colic, 139. 

Milk, its chemical constitution, 39. 

Minimum. The law of the m. applies to bio- 
chemical substances, 31; the minimum must 
be present in the very spot, 45; the mini- 
mum is always a cell-salt, 86. 

Molecular form of remedies, 30; sixteen trillions 
of molecules in a milligramme, 42. 

Moleschott, Dr., 7, 27, 80. 

Mucus, 25. 

Mumps, 105. 

Natrum, see Sodium, 
Nettle-rash, 129. 
Neurasthenia, 56. 
Noma, 114. 
Nuclein, 24, 86. 

CEdema of the lungs, 123; of the scrotum, 133; 

of the prepuce, 133; oedema, 74; oedematous 
erysipelas, 74. 
Orchitis, 133. 
Organic constituents of the blood, 23; organic 

tissues are not remedial, 84, 86. 
Ozsena, 121. 

Pains caused by hyperaemia, 50; pains in the 

174 Index, 

head and face, loi; pains in the back of 
the neck, the back, and the limbs, 140; 
pains in the hips, 141. 

Palpitation of the heart, 75, 142. 

Panaritium, 130. 

Pancreas, 73. 

Paralysis, 55, 70, 97. 

Pathogenic irritation of the cells, 28. 

Pemphigus, 130. 

Pericarditis, 93. 

Periostitis, 135. 

Peritonitis, 93. 

Phosphorus, 24; Phosphate of lime induces the 
formation of new cells, 26. 

Photophobia, no. 

Piles and Haemorrhoids, 

Pleuritis, 93. 

Pneumonia, 93. 

Podagra, 94. 

Polypus, 125. 

Potassium salts predominate in the blood-cor- 
puscles; 23; potassium chloride is related 
to fibrin, 29; potassium sulphate, P. chloride 
and P. phosphate contained in the blood- 
corpuscle, 23; P. phosphate and P. chloride 
in the serum, 38; Potassa in milk, 39; P. 
chloride in Rilchinger water, 45; Potassium 
phosphate, its characteristics and what it 
cures, 54; Potassium chloride, its charac- 

Index. 175 

teristics and what it cures, 57; P. sulphate, 
its characteristics and what it cures, 75, 

Prepuce, oedema of, 133. 

Proud flesh, 131. 

Provings of Keratine, 85. 

Pruritus, 129. 

Pseudo-croup, 97. 

Puerperal fever, 95. 

Pustules, 129. 

Remedies. Only 11 remedies are used in bio- 
chemical therapy, 18; these are homogene- 
ous with the inorganic substances in the 
blood and in the tissues, 18; they are suffi- 
cient for all the diseases curable by medicine, 
34; their indications are evolved from phy- 
siological and pathological chemistry, 34; 
they are to be given in minimal doses, 35; 
such doses will enter into the blood from 
the buccal and pharyngeal cavities, 36. 

Renal gravel, 97. 

Retching up mucus, 115. 

Retina, inflammation of, no; exudation on the, 

Retrogressive metamorphosis, 26; its products, 88. 

Rhachitis, how caused, 32; its treatment, 136. 

Rhagades, 129. 

Rheumatism, articular, 94; muscular, 94. 

Rickets, see Rhachitis. 

176 Index. 

Rilchinger water, its constitution, 45. 

Saint Vitus* Dance, 143. 

Scabs, 128. 

Scalds, 130. 

Scales, 128; scaling off of the epidermis, 128. 

Scalp, 103. 

Scarlatina, 95, 97. 

Scrofulosis, 144. 

Scrotum, oedema of, 133. 

Scurvy, 112. 

Secretion of milk, 140. 

Septic case treated with Magnesia phosphorica, 

Silicea or Silicic acid, 20; its characteristics and 
what it will cure, 69. 

Skin, diseases of, 126. 

Smallpox, 27. 

Sodium salts predominate in the serum, 23; S. 
chloride and S. phosphate contained in the 
blood-cells, 38; S. chloride and S. phos- 
phate and soda contained in the intercellular 
fluid, 38; Soda contained in milk, 39; 
Sodium chloride, its characteristics and 
what it will cure, 58; Sodium phosphate, 
its characteristics and what it will cure, 64; 
Sodium sulphate, its characteristics and what 
it will cure, 71; when soda is deficient a 
multiplication of the blood-cells cannot be 
effected, 149. 

178 Index, 

Typhus, 96. 

Ulcers, 135. 

Urea formed, 26; not a normal constituent of the 

body, 83. 
Urethra, bleeding of, 132. 
Urine, retention of, 125. 
Urticaria, 129. 
Uvula, inflammation of the, 112. 

Vaginism, 140. 

Varicose ulcers, 135. 

Vertigo, 104. 

Vesicles, 127. 

Virchow, 27. 

Vomiting, 114. 

Warts, 131. 

Water formed by retrogressive metamorphosis, 

Weakness of the memory, 55; of the muscles, 55. 

Whooping cough ,122. 

Worms, 120. 

Wounds, fresh, cured by iron, 50; their treat- 
ment, 134. 

Writer's Cramp, 143.